Invitation to the Waltz

When you feel nostalgic about the time you still felt wonder

Olivia, on her seventeenth birthday, awaits her first dance with a mix of excitement and terror. Being on the threshold of womanhood, when you are just beginning to become fully yourself. Being the awkward one in the corners of rooms. Moments divided between daydreaming and despairing. Suddenly maturing into a new-found wisdom, suddenly retreating into the safety of childhood. Everything seems possible. Adulthood beckoning the encounter with “real” people – kind, miserable, cruel, grasping – and also “real” issues. In a single night, along with Olivia, you will relive your first encounter with life.

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