With a performance at the National Flute Association Convention looming on August 11, the need to be in performance flute shape has "sparked" a new desire and zeal for practice in me. Always a practicer, I am a real nerd when it comes to scales and long tones, and to prepare for this performance, out came my tried and true techniques. They follow in a moment.
This routine was inspired by the ballerina Dame Margot Fonteyn. She joined the Vic Wells Ballet Company in London in 1934. She made quick progress and in 1939 she had already danced Giselle, Odette-Odile and Aurora. She became the world's greatest ballerina and could have retired as such when she was 40. But her meeting with Rudolf Nureyev in 1962 gave the world the magic of their great partnership and her career continued until she was 58.
Margot Fonteyn on DVD from Amazon