The second and final day of our huge recital came and went way too fast for everyone's taste, but it was amazing and we enjoyed it enormously. It's an amazing feeling to be part of a complete dance theatre production with almost three hundred dancers of all ages. If you want an impression of just … Continue reading Recital: Love, Adrenaline and Rowdy Mermaids
After yesterday's premiere, I'm pretty sure dance should be reclassified as a drug. It's been a while since I've had such a huge rush of excitement, exhilaration, gratitude and adrenaline. I had to distract myself with an audio book in order to sleep at all. (I fall asleep very easily, so that is rare indeed.) … Continue reading Premiere: So. Many. Emotions.
The stage rehearsal went well! Whew! My adductors held themselves together. Though they still feel a bit off, they are dance-able now. I've slapped a hot water bottle on my leg immediately afterwards and it is still well-behaved today. I can't tell you how relieved I am. A huge thank you to everyone who wished … Continue reading Stage Rehearsal: Better Than Expected
I'm as behind on my blogging as I am on my dancing. My adductor strain is proving to be highly annoying and I have spent the past two weeks worrying about not being able to take part in the recital because of it. I went to the final studio rehearsal on Friday intending to at … Continue reading Final Rehearsal And Quick Updates
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