Well, not in the sense of «I can dance well». That might be the case at some point in the distant future, but it is not this day. I can however, physically participate in dance class without any limitations through my adductor injury. My former adductor injury! Modern class went so well I might have … Continue reading I Can Dance!
I was sitting in my overheated office and musing about how heckin' boring life is without dance when the SO's mom wrote. «I've got two tickets to Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater this Friday. You guys wanna go?» A short flurry of texts later, it was determined that the SO would have to pass because … Continue reading Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in Basel
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