Aqualillies: Modern Twist To Esther Williams

CBS News asks: ‘What do you get when mix bathing caps, bright red lipstick and hip hop? The Aqualillies. Theirs is a modern twist on the glamorous water ballet seen in films from the 1940s and 1950s, and a reinvention of the pool party. Wearing vintage swimsuits and bathing caps, the Aqualillies look like performers from a bygone era…”It really is a hybrid of elegance and glamour,” said the group’s founder and director, performance artist Mesha Kussman. [She] says her group is like the “Radio City Rockettes of the water.” The retro look and feel harkens back to the golden age of Hollywood, when a competitive swimmer named Esther Williams became an actress and brought synchronized swimming to the big screen.’ For more on the Aqualillies, visit their website here.

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