Sunday, November 29, 2009

one down!

It officialy feels like the holidays when you meet this guy

We had our first set of shows this past Saturday. After a pretty rough tech. rehearsal, the show seemed to run pretty smoothly. I feel like things were poorly organized. We ended up just running first act during the tech. and not second. It was scary because flowers really needs to be spaced on the stage before you do it due to the amount of people on stage and the different formations. We did our best to just feel each other and our opposites. I think it worked out, but it still made the show extra nerve wrecking for us.

My first show of arabian was pretty good. We didn't get the end lift, but we covered it well enough. It was a combination of nerves and the fact that my partner was worn out due to ANOTHER rehearsal he had previously during the day with another company. Kinda sucks that he wore himself out on the day of a show. Typical male dancer. (no offense) I do it with my other partner next weekend so we shall see how that goes.

On another note, thanksgiving was great. It was nice to relax with my family and booba and eat some great food. My director gave us two days off after the show which is nice. Then on tue. we start our spring show rehearsals already. It just never ends haha. Tuesday we have a wine tasting fund raiser for the company and i got the fun job of dressing up in a costume and pouring wine. Should be interesting. I'm hoping for a few glasses afterwards haha.

Hope you all had a safe and happy thanksgiving weekend!
Next set of shows next weekend!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy thanksgiving!! Have a wonderful day <3

Sunday, November 22, 2009

sugar plum dew drops and flower mazipans

Hey guys!

Two full weeks of Nutcracker rehearsals finished and an opening show the day after turkey day. It's always a little rough to do a show after thanksgiving. You get in a relaxed food coma-state only to have to squeeze into a tutu a day later. But, once shows start and we get more comfortable with the performance Nutcracker will be over. It always seems to fly past pretty quickly. I look forward to our little because my body and mind needs a break to reboot. There are a lot of little things i would like to do with my time off that i don't get to when i'm busy. I want to paint a little, read a good book, and start choreography for my students recital. I've got about 6 or 7 pieces i need to start thinking of ideas for so i know that will keep me busy.

The next few days before opening i'm going to try and take it easy and rest up as much as i can. Arabian can be scary with all the lifts and tricks. What makes it hard is the fact that it is up to the guy to make the piece work. There is only so much i can do to make a lift work! I do enjoy that part though. Doll is cute as well. It's always interesting to look at the costume and read all the names that were on the inside from previous dancers with the company. I think the oldest name from the doll tutu i'm wearing goes back to '94. Crazy. So much history/sweat in one outfit. It makes me think about what they were thinking and feeling doing the part. If we share the same anxiety about certain moves or interpret the part the same. Just an interesting thought that ran through my head.

on a side note: we all must face it. christmas is coming up around the bend. tis the season! :) i'll be posting our christmas card photo we took soon so look forward to that's pretty awesome.


Wednesday, November 11, 2009

updates! quick quick

Well now that Dracula is OFFICIALY over and Nutcracker rehearsals are in full swing i've been worn out almost everyday. I usually come home from teaching/rehearsals with just enough energy to brush my teeth say good night to booba and hop into bed. My schedule is really taking a bit of a toll on me. I just need a good solid week off to do nothing and mean NOTHING. NO chores or odd end jobs that i need to get done. No deadlines, no stretching, no planning, no cleaning. Nothing. But when does that ever happen haha. I guess i'm getting a little burnt out. I just have to look forward to getting through a month of shows till christmas for some down time. :)

Nutcracker casting made me happy this year. I got arabian which i have been wanting to do for a while now. There are a lot of gymanstic type moves in it which i'm comfortable with already having took it for about 5years. I also got party doll, snow princess, flower princess, and dew drop. I'm pretty proud that all my hard work is paying off! It makes all the partnering bruises i'm getting right now worth it haha.

This week is half-way done and i'm ready for the weekend for sure. Hope you are all doing well!

Monday, November 2, 2009

That's a wrap....

Halloween 09' was fun and filled with apple cider/rum! Ocktoberfest couple turned out great :

We wrapped up our last show of Dracula last night at our studio showing WAY up north about 2 and half hrs away. It was a long drive, but it feels good to be done a month long run of the ballet. Time to retire the fangs for a bit and take out my tiara for good ol' nutcracker!