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 ...it's pretty awesome.


~Sara~

7 comments:

~Jenn~ said...

It's so funny you mentioned the names in the costumes. Look close enough and you'll see mine. LOL Hell my Mom made almost every costume there. The old arabian skirt is her creation. Merde and have a blast!

Sara Lonngren said...

hahah i think i did see your name in the doll pink tutu!! that's so funny....yea i was going to wear the arabian skirt but the boys were complaining about partnering in it so now i'm wearing pants instead. did you know suzanne? i remember her talking about you before.

~Jenn~ said...

I think that every guys since that skirt was made has complained. LOL. Yes I've known Suzanne since she first arrived ACBT/ ACB and we still talk. I'm still good friends with Chenee as well. I hope you don't mind me commenting on your posts. If I can get my post baby self back in shape I may be auditioning for the company again. Who knows? Well Merde this weekend!

amanda may said...

Hey, are you the same person who painted that picture for Blue Moon? The Honey Moon dancer painting?

amanda may said...

I just realized you may not be able to write back to me because I deleted my blog. My email is maggio.amanda@gmail.com

I'm a dancer/artist and very soon to be teacher as well.

Sara Lonngren said...

jenn- small world!! haha i still talk to suzzane as well ....soon to be MRS., and chenee. thanks for the merde!! we could always use that :) and yes it's never too late to get back to dancing. it's such a huge part of who we are.

Sara Lonngren said...

amanda may- yes i did do the blue moon illustration. how did you know??! what was that a year and a half now or so?