Listening in the Orchestra

I am in love with music. It is music that initiates my movement; that inspires the emotional content within the form that my body creates. Naturally, I love live music most of all. So when PNB Music Director Emil de Cou offered me the opportunity to be in the orchestra pit during some of our shows, I took full advantage. The pictures below were taken during Afternoon of a Faun (Deubssy) and the balcony pas from Romeo et Juliette (Prokofiev), two of my all time favorite pieces of music. The intensity of this magic being created at such a short distance was something I will never forget!

Enjoy! Chelsea

Dancer and violinist in the orchestra pitMusical scores for Romeo and JulietDancer listening in the orchestra pit

PNB Music Director Emil de Cou
Two dancers listening to the orchestra pitCorps de Ballet member Leah O’Conner listening with me