Sunday, November 22, 2009
sugar plum dew drops and flower mazipans
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.