One heck of a lot of work. Two dead pairs of pointe shoes. Three full show run throughs… These last three days have taken a lot of effort to plow through, and we are mentally preparing ourselves to be back in the theater Friday night.
This has been our week so far:
One hour we are drowning in the lake of countless other swans, and the next, we are royally waltzing across the courtroom to greet Princess Aurora. Then, we face an immediate tempo change to rehearse our guest choreographed modern pieces. Every now and then, we are given spare time in an open studio to practice understudied roles or to go over choreography that occasionally slips the brain.
*We have one day left in the studio… Am I the only one who finds that insane?
Wow, I apologize for my lack of activity on WordPress this past week! Unfortunately, I haven’t had the opportunity to read your posts or write my own lately. Not only that, I had to read and write so much for school that I temporarily lost all
motivation inspiration to blog; however, I am back now! I should be able to “balance” my schedule a little better after working a full weekend, and I hope to be super active next week to keep you all updated on the pre – performance posts (as usual). I have no doubt that I will have a lot to say and rant about as the weekend looms closer. I hope that you all are doing well. Happy Saturday! 🙂
*Also, good luck to all of my friends competing this weekend! After all of the hard work, I have no doubt that you are going to shine under those lights. I am super excited to hear the results, and I will keep you in my prayers.
What if… What if…
I am constantly asking myself what if…
WHAT IF, I stop asking what if?
I would stop drowning in worry, thoughts of uncertainty, and I would have the confidence to follow my heart. What if…
TODAY…. I have 30 days until my premier of Snow Queen.
Mentally, I am ready to step onto that stage right now to feel the lights make my heart glow, unleashing everlasting rays of happiness and joy that sends the audience up out of their seats. I hope to give the audience the Christmas experience that they came for and become a memorable part of their Christmas celebration. 🙂 Physically, however, my brain is overflowing with steps and my muscles are slowly transforming into noodle-like material, replacing the instrumental quality that use to guide my dancing. Despite of all of the rehearsal time, we still have tons of dances that need to be finished/started! It is 30 days away, and the countdown has begun. 30 days… Just 30 days…
Cotton candy floats across the gentle blue sky
Showing me a breath of the heavens nearby.
I see in the distance a comforting light
That leaves me mesmerized at the breathtaking sight
-My random thoughts in air as I stare out of the plane window… I am traveling to visit family! Isn’t the sky so heavenly?
The leaves blew across the illuminated stage, making our skirts flow in the soft breeze. I glanced at the glowing red recorder in the “audience” that was filming our every move. A flat 10 minutes of dancing flew by, drifting off with the leaves. All that was left on the stage were sweet sounds of nature, and a peaceful pair of pointe shoes left in the spotlight.
We came. We danced. We performed. The College Project has been completed.