Thursday, September 23, 2010
I'm tired and it's been a long week so i'll make it brief.
Casting went up for Dracula this week and i'm doing Lucy!!!!! I am also doing my old part as a Bride and alternating with another girl. I have been waiting to do the of Lucy since we started doing Dracula. I'm going to do my best with this role and become the part.
Rehearsal for rep. have been going the same time we have been learning Dracula so it has been a bit rough. Our last rep. show goes on stage Saturday and then we will be in full blown Dracula mode for our opening show on the 9th of October.
Did i mention this was a busy season right now? :)
Can't complain, i'm doing what i love!
Hope you are all well
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
After a week off and lots of watching movies i'm back in the swing of things at the company. We had two new boys join us this week. One is from Japan and the other is from Romania. The guy from Romania actually danced with us about 3 years ago and decided to return back to the company after spending time home training.
I can't believe how many boys we have now! The boys in the company out number the girls. That is very unusual for us. I think my director was worried going into the season that we wouldn't have enough guys, but now we have more than enough. I guess that is a good thing. You never know who will stick around.
We have been rehearsing the rep. still from our last show in the Hamptons and putting the new boys in it. I love the pieces we are doing, but at this point i'm ready to be done with them and move on to Dracula. I am SO excited. I look forward to this ballet every year. It's such a unique piece for our company and appeals to a variety of viewers.
I really hope i get to do the part of Lucy this year. But, i'm not going to get my hopes up. I did understudy the role last year and got to fill in when the girls playing her was out sick a few times. So, guess i'll just keep my fingers crosed! But honestly, i would love any role in this ballet. I just enjoy being a part of it.
Alright my brain is going to shut down for the evening.
Hope all i well *
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
I have been lazzzzy.
Our director gave us some time off after the show and the company members got layed off for an extra week. A show we were suppose to have the first week in October got cancelled so the budget was affected. Since we were unable to get paid for a week she decided to lay us off. It feels a bit counter productive for me becaue i was really getting back in shape. I am going to take class today in the city to feel a little less lazy and keep my body from thinking we are on summer break again!
I started teaching on Monday at the new studio and i just LOVED it. I am so excited to be part of a new dance/teacher family. They all are such wonderful students hungry to learn. I can't wait to share with them my love for dance and teaching.
This year is going to be a good one. And on a side note....
Wedding season is almost over. This year i went to more than i have ever been too!! And still to come is one i'm in the first week of October and then going to one at the end of October. Don't get me wrong , i LOVE weddings. They just don't love me and my artist wallet.
I'm entering this season feeling positive and motivated.
-Work on my dancing and stretch LOTS.
-When given a role, find ways to really study and become the character
-Teach to the best of my ability and make it fun for the students.
-Find a way to really engage them in the movement and learn the importance of dance.
I'm ready, lets go!