My new phid has been healing very well – it has already finished peeling! So a week after I got it, I went back to ballet class. I was getting a bit restive – I'm not used to having evenings off, so at first, I was at a loss what to do with myself. Fortunately, … Continue reading Back To Ballet
It seems that whenever I join a modern class, I immediately get drafted into a recital. Which is a good thing! In yesterday's Advanced modern, Grace asked us if we'd be willing to participate in the studio's summer recital in the city theatre. My Monday / Friday school only has a recital for everybody every … Continue reading Another Recital!
I've now been to Advanced modern class three times and have had some time to settle in. It is very different from both Monday and Friday mixed-level classes in several ways. Here are some things that struck me as very different: The technical difficulty of the Advanced class is somewhat limited. It requires a solid … Continue reading Advanced Realisations
I'm slightly frustrated with ballet at the moment. The more I learn, the more I realise how terrible I am at it. Birdie's teaching style certainly draws attention to my ineptitude. I love her classes, the way she will point out technical mistakes – that is much better for learning than receiving no corrections. On … Continue reading Terrible Technique
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!