I just finished reading this marvelous story on NPR about Farm to Ballet, the brainchild of dancer and Vermont native Chatch Pregger. The dance performances, held on farms across the state and set to classical ballets like "Swan Lake", are meant to depict the life of a farm from Spring to Fall, the choreography evoking planting, irrigating, harvesting. During the dance the farmer also takes a moment away from the crops to work with the animals and celebrate their contributions. The production ends with a celebratory farm share pick-up scene before the geese fly back for winter. What a wonderful thing to celebrate farming this way, and also bring ballet to such an unlikely setting. The last shows will be this weekend in Barnard and Essex Junction. Read more about the project.