After studying the rehearsal video closely on a sizable screen, I can now confirm that I am way too full of myself. Some moments look really good. Others make me shout at the screen. «THROWING YOUR HEAD BACK IS NOT A CAMBRÉ, YOU IMBECILE!» and «WHY IS THAT KNEE NOT STRAIGHT?! HOW CAN YOU NOT … Continue reading So Much For That
The surprise jazz lesson on Monday has netted me a lot of confidence and one minor groin strain. It was so mild that it hardly bothered me at all. Remembering my pulled hamstring a while ago, I decided to be as careful as possible in jazz on Wednesday. During warm-up, I realised that «as careful as … Continue reading Rehearsal Number I Lost Count, In Which I Didn’t Participate
I celebrated having survived the rehearsal week-end by going out for dinner with the SO and his mom. We had a great time at a fantastic israeli restaurant with delectable dishes served in very well-meant portions. Having eaten way too much food, delicious and healthy though it was, and chased it all down with coffee, … Continue reading I Feel Validated
I came home full of energy from the second day of gym rehearsals and decided to write all about it. As soon as I sat down, however, my body and brain decided they have had quite enough for today, so now I'm staring blankly at the screen while propping my head up with my water … Continue reading Large Dance Rehearsals: Lessons Learned
Fortunately, I did not struggle much with learning the recital choreography. Maybe it's particularly easy or it just comes naturally to me, or, and I suspect this latter is the case, both. But, as everyone who has danced for a while can confirm and I'm just discovering, once you know the choreography, you don't actually … Continue reading Eleventh Rehearsal: And Now, We Drill
It's been two months since I bought my split-sole Bloch Wave Dance Sneakers, so I thought I'd share. When I was first looking into getting a pair, there was bugger all to be found that would have been useful to me, so maybe someone someday will profit from this post. Size: Bloch recommends you buy … Continue reading Review: Bloch Wave Dance Sneakers
Friday's rehearsal went well against all expectations. Let me explain: I hurt my knee during a photo shooting on Wednesday. I write about architecture and interior design and drag along with photographers for shoots. It was a nice house, with nice goats that tried to eat my shirt, my arm and my phone as a … Continue reading Tenth Rehearsal: Music! Boys! Knees! Goats!