Three Ballerinas: A Moving Sketch
Sweet Home Storytelling Dance Series, a project of Jellybean Dance Collective for the Alabama Bicentennial celebration, presents Three Ballerinas: A Moving Sketch. Three Ballerinas is a sketch by Alabama native Zelda Fitzgerald, an artist, dancer, painter, writer, and icon of the Jazz Age. The Jellybean Dance Collective interprets the three figures seen in Zelda's sketch to represent the three facets of a singular entity: mind, body, and spirit. The trio on Zelda's page moves in an intricate dance of identity expression based on three parts of one whole. While this performance's narrative draws heavily on Zelda's own experience with the coexisting of mind, body, and spirit in a singular self, this story is a universal one. Each of us understands the journeys between the harmony and discord of our three selves and their direct impact on identity expression, and the experience of both the internal and external worlds. This work is performed in honor of Zelda Fitzgerald and hopes to promote the truth surrounding her legacy as well as her own contributions to the artistic realm. Ultimately though, this work wishes to tell Zelda's story in a way that makes each of us realize the importance of creating and telling stories of our own.Entrance to each performance is a donation that will go straight to the collective's journey to France for a performance at the F. Scott Fitzgerald Conference, and funding future community performances.