I took this last Thursday, the last day it was sunny and warm in Richmond. I've been holding on to it because I find it really appealing but I just couldn't put my finger on what I liked about it. And then it hit me: The children appear caught in pas de deux scattered across the basketball court, sort of like "Poetry in motion" without the motion.
BTW, normally our students don't wear uniforms, but these first graders were going on a field trip to the SPCA later in the day. For safety's sake, they all wear yellow t shirts so the teachers can round them up easily. I think the uniformity of their outfits adds to the feeling of a performance.