Dear [Artistic Director]...
The following is the
text of the letter intended
for the Artistic Director
of a ballet company.
Now it is for you.
I have created a libretto for a
full length ballet based on a local
struggle to save a beautiful,
rare - even magical - property
on the mid-peninsula of the
San Francisco Bay Area.
The statement in this story is
universal because its sad saga is
repeated over and over across the
world. I persevere in the hope
that this project could reach the
hearts of those who might at last,
change the course of development
- here, and across all lands.
As an artist, I have the unique
opportunity to bring to light a
side of life most people haven't
time to cultivate on their own.
The story of my ballet, which I
narrate to groups in my
community, has struck a chord of
deep sympathy. The dance images
it induces are vivid and palpable.
I am not a choreographer. I am a
painter. But for the sake of the
perishing lands, I would like to
meet with you to present the
complete libretto. One of you who
reads this will know that it is you,
especially, along with your associates
that can help depict this universal
story of emotion, a story about
classical characters confronting the
ultimate betrayal by their modern
More from the book reading experience:
As the winds blow over
For my father, who understands
This day, in this land...
The Ballet Story
Our story begins in a place
there is little left from the Early Time.
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