Hold It Right There

from Still Life With Toe Shoes
Music and book by Marisa Michelson
Book and lyrics by Joshua H. Cohen
Performed by Marisa Michelson

A painter has visited a ballet class to paint the young women as they dance. The accompanist, sitting on the sidelines, realizes Cindy, one of the dancers, is falling in love with the painter. She wants to warn Cindy of what's to come, recalling her own experience with an attentive artist.