Next Friday, rehearsals for the modern recital start for real! I was super-relaxed about the whole thing, but I realised during today's class that we only have three months to practice - with just one class per week! When I am nervous about a big project, I make lists to break it down. It's time … Continue reading Rehearsalist
To my great shame, I must admit that I still haven't finished two of the anatomy books I bought around the time I started this blog. But not reading a book has never stopped me from buying another book, so I got myself Liane Simmel's Dance Medicine in Practice. I can't remember how I first … Continue reading New Book And Some Updates
In adult beginner ballet class, it's not like you ever get to see your teacher actually dance for more than a minute or so. Therefore, when M. told us about the show her dance company was staging, we were all hyped to go. So last Friday, my mom, the SO and I headed off to the charming town … Continue reading Contemporary Performance!
Y. is currently on vacation somewhere snowy and sunny, so yesterday, we had jazz with a sub. When I walked in and saw her, I was like «Hell yeah, someone new!». And then I heard her voice and went «Hell no, we've had her before!» I have a terrible memory for faces and names, but … Continue reading From Suboptimal To Optimal Sub
I was incredibly tired on Thursday, but I still dragged my butt over to ballet class, the rule of thumb being that whenever I'm thinking «I really want to go to class, but...» I should stay at home, and whenever my brain keeps looking for convincing reasons not to go, I should definitely get my ass … Continue reading Sacroiliac Blergh
An anthill. (As Y. commented today after a combination we mixed up a lot as well as did out of sync with the music and with each other.) No squiggly, wriggly, crawly mass of bodies. Noted. That said, an anthill is actually quite an ordered place where everyone knows what they are supposed to be … Continue reading Things Your Dancing Should Not Look Like, Part 1
In the last couple of weeks, all the deadlines happened at once. This blog was one of the aspects of my life that I completely neglected between working Sundays, rushing to all my dance classes and trying to have a social life. (I can go a good long while without the latter, but someone bought … Continue reading I Am Not Dead (Yay!)