Occasionally I work with my friend Pat Griffin, owner of TSS Photography, photographing local sports and cheerleading leagues, and earlier this summer, he called me to help photograph Dance Express studio’s recital over at Stewart Theatre on the NC State main campus. Most of you know I grew up dancing – and even taught for a while after college – so this was right up my alley. The recital was an original production of Beauty and the Beast. Dances were choreographed by studio owner Lisa Fristoe to music from the original movie Le Belle et la Bete, the Disney movie and the Broadway musical. Dancing the lead roles were Amanda Fristoe the Rose, Chris Bosko as the Beast and Erika Martin in the role of Belle.
Tale as old as time; Tune as old as song.
Bittersweet and strange, Finding you can change
Learning you were wrong.
Certain as the sun rising in the east
Tale as old as time, Song as old as rhyme
Beauty and the beast.