Yesterday, the SO and I went to see Swan Lake by the Russian Ballet theatre. The company's full name translates to something like «Moscow State Theatre of Russian Ballet». It was founded by former Bolshoi soloist Vyacheslav Gordeev thirty years ago and is still under his artistic direction today. They often tour Switzerland, Austria and … Continue reading Swan Lake
I tend to go a bit overboard on pretty much anything I enjoy. This explains why I have four dance classes and two gym sessions a week. Last year, missing a class would've caused me acute bad conscience. I'd drag myself to class when injured «to see how it goes» and feel terrible if the … Continue reading Chilling Out
Extremely kind people have nominated me for two blogging awards! I have never expected to be nominated for anything at all and am, in fact, still suprised that people read my blog at all. Both awards aim to promote lesser-known blogs. While it is theoretically possible to actually win those awards, this doesn't seem to … Continue reading It’s Raining Nominations, Oh My!
Merriam-Webster provides, among others, the following definitions for the word «advanced»: being beyond others in progress or ideas being beyond the elementary or introductory greatly developed beyond an initial stage As of last Wednesday, all of these are applicable to my dancing! Yeah! Well, maybe not applicable as such and maybe not to my dancing as such, but I was permitted to join the … Continue reading Advanced!
Classes resume at different times in my different dance schools, so my return to dance after the holidays has been gradual and painless. For our first ballet class last Thursday, Birdie decided that we were going to whine about it anyway, so she might as well give us something to whine about: the class was … Continue reading Back In Action (For Now)
Post like this one have been around forever and I've wanted to do one of my own for as long as I've been blogging. Mostly to find out what the hell is in there, because I'm damned if I remember. I'm one of those people who'd rather bring everything and not need it than need … Continue reading What’s In My Dance Bag
'Tis the season for New Year's resolutions and changing one's life radically right now – at least for another few days. I mostly set goals whenever they occur to me (if I'm not feeling too lazy) and my resolution depends on the device I'm using – right now it is 1920×1200 and 1920×1080 respectively, because … Continue reading Strength Training Update