Young mother reading to sleeping infant daughter

An interest in dance has led me to some out-of-the-way places and introduced me to some pretty amazing people, including Emily Coates and Eulalia Coates Orzo, who you see reading A History of My Clothing in this lovely photo taken by Eula’s proud father, Will Orzo.

Emily is a professional who has danced with Mikhail Barishnikov and Yvonne Rainer, choreographed for productions at the Yale Rep and the Memphis Ballet, and directs dance studies at Yale. Eula can’t quite be called a professional, although she did participate in some performances before birth, a claim that probably few dancers can actually make.

I am proud to be a part of this three-generation chain of dancers, and delighted to claim Emily, Eulalia, and Will as part of my world. And they dress very well, too…