My friend Susan, who dances with Alba Flamenco here in Pittsburgh, invited me to sketch at one of her Tuesday night castanet practices. What a joy! It was fascinating to watch serious artists train together in a discipline I know nothing about, but I can see how one could carried away by the rhythms in the music. I did.
I captured no more than a hint of the drama and grace of the postures, the hyper-extended gestures of the hands, the joy of the women dancing, but I sketched as fast as I could, enjoying every minute. I hope I get to visit with them again–with practice, I will get faster and bring more of what they do to the page. Thanks again, Barb and Susan!