Adult Ballet, Adult Education, Amargosa, Arts, Ballet, Death Valley, Elders, female empowerment, Marta Becket
As I wrote in my first Ballet blog, Edwige, introduced me to her Adult Ballet class and started me on my ballet journey.
How thrilled I was when I was sent a link to a lovely short film by Sarah Marquelle Kruger and Paul Antico about her beginning ballet at the age of 70.
It’s only four minutes long. Treat yourself.
There is a place in Death Valley called Amargosa, where Marta Becket refurbished an old Opera house. She painted her audience on the wall and danced there until she was 83. She lives out there still, rescuing burros and horses, she is 91. I know they have been having funding trouble and it seems her website is now down.
Here is a trailer to an Oscar winning movie that was made about her.
You can rent the full movie here for .99