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Today we learnt some rep from TinYu who has come over from America and as you can see when I dance in the second group, I am struggling! That’s the thing with me though: I always take a little longer to embody material but I know now that once I have it I’m all good! But I’m putting this on just to remind myself that with work I have potential to do things well but it won’t ever start out as good as the final product
This is my first go at the Cunningham inspired phrase we have to learn for our assessment. I am so nervous as I take a while to embody things and it is so intricate in terms of feet and duration that I’m a bit all over the place! Just have to really get on it now and hope I look good in 3 weeks!!
Just a little phrase we learnt, I can see now that my strengths lie in my balances and musicality whereas my weaknesses are in the extension and clarity of steps. Knowing what I’m actually doing doesn’t hurt either!
Another version of the sign language dance where we are all cold, dizzy and tired. The truth behind rehearsal life!
Beginning of the Sign language dance, using the signs for the song lyrics to inspire shapes in the body
So this is where we are now with the performance, I’m not gonna lie, watching it makes me quite proud just because I don’t look lost and hopelessly struggling with my technique like I used to. It just shows all the hours of technique lessons is paying off <3
And this is one of the pieces I am currently in the process of with D@win Dance Company
The year so far, has been… insane. Our practical hours have gone up from 15 a week max to 24 on average, our Cunningham and Graham technique classes have intensified (but are still awesome) and the general physical demand has just rocketed! The first two weeks I actually wanted to cry. My strength, stamina and flexibility had decreased so much over the summer it was kind of heartbreaking to feel so.. inadequate. But being thrown in at the deep end has started to show it’s benefits; we are all so much better! I sat out for 5 minutes today because I have tonsillitis and stupid freshers flu, despite being a second year so just needed a minute, and watching the girls do these amazing pirouettes and sequences made me so proud! A few of us have started in D@win Dance Company as well which is a really cool experience only it’s 9-5 intensively on Wednesday’s which is just exhausting although it was a little easier this week! So yeah now things are starting to feel good and normal, and now I need to think about my own identity and place in the dance world
Beginning of the tech dem for D@win Dance Company
So I’m back at uni and oh my goodness, it’s been a shockkk, we are all so achey and tired and ill, last week I had tonsillitis (AGAIN) and phlaryngitis so I had to sit out of one class which was rubbishhh but things are really getting back on track now! This was two pieces we were asked to put together to show the new first years. It’s about loosing your grip of reality :)
Only 2 days to go till I’m back in the studio yesssss!
I go through phases of being so content with life and who I am and am becoming and then I can just switch and hate everything I do and go into this mass thinking session about everything going on but I always end up at the same point, the point I’m at today, where I remember how precious and…