Wednesday, April 4, 2012

An Odyssey

This will be my last blog before I disappear for a while for extremely secret reasons. If you must know what I'm up to, imagine me in a bat cave somewhere up to my ears in utility belts and high-tech grappling hooks, working hard to SAVE MY CITY from the THREAT OF EVIL.

Ahem.

So, last week was the big dance showcase I've been neurotically tweeting about for the last few weeks. I get really nervous about these things, because there are eight million aspects that can go wrong and only a small handful of us to fix them.

Things do go wrong. It's the only thing I can count on. Every year I nurse the hope of a calm, stress-free experience. I organize and plan ahead like a maniac. I think that maybe, just maybe, this time everything will go right. Bwahahahahaha!

This year it was a small audio glitch. The cd player in our venue decided part-way through the evening (and in the middle of the performance) that it didn't like our cd. It expressed its displeasure by hiccuping at us every few minutes. Ugh. Sometimes there's nothing you can do to prevent this stuff. We ended up switching to ipod for sound and everyone lived happily ever after in a pool of contentment, but that hiccuping continues to haunt me.

I guess the important thing is to stay calm and not let the small stuff overshadow the fact that we had an excellent turn-out, lots of positive feedback and excited audience members, no injuries, and a very cleanly performed evening. Seriously, my dancers rocked it out. They were beautiful, committed and focused. I am an extremely fortunate choreographer to work with such professionals.

When I return to blogging, I'll try and remember to post a short video of the night.

I really am quite proud. :)

Are you a fan of live dance? What memorable shows have you seen and what makes them memorable to you?


9 comments:

  1. Congrats on your show. Don't worry about the sound glitch. I think that sometimes those things make things more exciting for the audience because it reminds them they are seeing a live show and anything can happen.

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    1. *marshmallows fall from the sky*

      Anything can happen! :)

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  2. I'd love to see a vid of your show!!! I love live dance. I've seen ballets...the Nutcracker...a WAY COOL modern dance rendition of Alice and Wonderland in the Portland, Oregon, area...Scottish girls in kilts dancing jigs at the Highland Games. I love variety!

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    1. Oooh, a modern dance rendition of Alice and Wonderland sounds very cool. :)

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  3. I saw some students at UW dance my freshman year. I don't remember what for or who they were exactly, but it was really beautiful. I wanna see that video!

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    1. I love college dance shows. They tend to have a lot of vitality and exciting choreography. :)

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  4. Congratulations! There's something about dance that transports you to another place, I can't wait to see the video.

    Best of luck with your secret mission!

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  5. Enjoy the time in the bat cave. Here's to a quick return.

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  6. Hope all went great, and looking forward to the video!

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