1/20: rehearsing the unusual phrases of music for 2 performances. Wet dog at an unusual count to fit the accents...tried it the *right* and *modified* ways. Sometimes one has to get over 'rules' and let the music dictate the movement. Actually, I'm glad we don't just pick traditional 8 count songs.
Finally picked my costuming for tomorrow. I quit thinking about the solo and I'm just gonna feel the music to keep the speed 'juicy'. My students are probably not breathing much right now - they're enjoying 'test drives' with makeup and hair.
1/21: danced my fringed booty off at the event. It always feels like a smizey blur.
Students looked gorgeous. I was shaking in my ruffly pants. Hit the right speed at the end of my solo. Then I danced again at the end with my troupe, what a way to close a show. Reminded me why I wanted to teach. Dance is a big deal...I could feel all their emotions from where I was standing.
1/22: L2 class (celebrating Tuesday's triumph) and experimenting with Bollywood instrumentals in class.
1/23: Around midnight: dancing more to the new music from Wednesday class. Then in the evening, working on the timing of my solo/the end of the Amaranth piece. Can I throw a spin or two in there?
1/24: Rogue practice, hafla prep! We had to search for moves we haven't done in a while - as this song is more Indian than our recent picks.
Trying to turn my head properly and stay centered with the water pot move. Critiquing myself in the performance videos...it looks better than I expect. Tweaks to think about for Sunday...
1/25: L1 class - back to the Bollywood, explaining the various interpretations possible through one song's many layers. At home, my sister and I watched a bunch of Bollywood dance sequences. Oooh.
1/26: Rogue fundraiser hafla! Much dancing and improv-ing occurred. This was the last performance until March, and I had a nagging headache all day...no time for that! So much to celebrate with our students and family members in attendance.
1/27: I've rewarded myself with a lot of carbohydrates today. Updating the websites and will do a lot of stretching and posing to that Bollywood sound.