Ahmad Shiddiqi

Rookie (March 7,1974 / Semarang, Central Java, Indonesia)

Ballet Rosette


(dedicated to Ms. Alina Cojocaru, a great Romanian ballerina)

flowing
precise
graceful
ethereal

pointe work
the movements
choreographed
turn-in of the legs

Cecchetti
Vaganova
BalanchineBournonville

setting
narrative
theatrical
flexed hands

Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty
Nureyev, and Baryshnikov
non-classical costumes
off-centered positions

mime
dance
acting
music

( inspired by Edgar Degas' Ballet Rehearsal)

Submitted: Friday, January 16, 2009
Edited: Friday, January 16, 2009

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  • Rookie Kuji Soliman (9/14/2009 8:57:00 AM)

    i loved this poem sooooo much! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Chitra - (1/27/2009 7:00:00 AM)

    an eloquent tribute with the graceful words arcing out to take centerstage (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Min Sia (1/21/2009 12:05:00 AM)

    The completeness..and the complexity of this poem creates the arena of a true ballerina...

    Very glamorous words..and unique..

    Amazing write! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Carol Rhodes (1/16/2009 8:04:00 PM)

    I bow to you. You have a majic touch. I love it when I read your poems and realize I'm actually right in the middle of all that you portray. I just left the stage breathless and in awe! Carol (Report) Reply

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