Melvin Grier . . . Photojournalist
Las Desenamoradas
Las Desenamoradas

As my career progressed toward retirement from The Cincinnati Post I began to compile a list of assignments I would miss shooting and those I was happy to say goodbye to. Leading the Good Riddance category was basketball in all its levels of play.

One assignment that I found I had grown to love was Cincinnati Ballet rehearsals. At one time the company used a space in the former Ohio Mechanics Institute building, the site of the Emery Theatre. As I recall, rehearsals took place on the 5th floor. Less than ideal for the dancers, it was great for photography, particularly on a late afternoon with sunlight streaming through the windows.

This photograph was made during the preparation for the ballet Las Desenamoradas with music by John Coltrane, in this case, his tune entitled "Ole'."


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