Props to dance and theater families

19 09 2012

Whoa!

What a whirlwind of a month September has been! We have one day per week not assigned to play practice/choreography, dance class, girl scouts or etc… Saturdays. We love it, the kids are doing amazing, and the girls are blowing me away with how fast they can catch on to some rather intricate choreography! My, what little performers they are! I’m hoping to obtain the director’s permission to share some clips of rehearsals so you can see how amazing this production of Annie is going to be!

I would love to blog more about this, but I am so exhausted I just want my late dinner and a movie with my wonderful, magical, amazing partner (who is so supportive to all of us in our new adventures in theater, and helps me remember to laugh, hydrate and breathe). In conclusion, I have to say that theater families are awesome, hardcore and really supportive of one another as a tribe and it’s so great to have such a blessing to be welcomed into a challenging, yet very rewarding world of parenting. I am excited to look back at our progress over the year and can’t wait to enjoy each and every step of the process of getting there.

This is as close as I could find to similarities in the choreography for one of the dance numbers, and this is still nowhere near as intricate and interesting as what our very talented choreographers have constructed:

Never Fully Dressed (the Reprise, so just the latter half of the performance) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WIbekta1RKU&feature=related

and I have scoured youtube looking for a similar performance of Hard Knock Life, and most shows have a more simple version of it than ours is going to be, I found this one from Melbourne that was close, the performance itself does not begin until the 30 second mark of the video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=endscreen&NR=1&v=8r2zX0xf8M4

Hopefully will have pictures and videos to share soon of the progress!





Observation Log: 8/11/12, 12:27 am

11 08 2012

The city’s slumber falls with heavy robes of echoed dreams. Now that no one is looking, the night awakens in a muted symphony of cricket serenades accompanied by distant wind chimes. The trees tonight… they are dancing in an invisible stillness to a silent wind. Beneath the street lamps,  shadows extend in collaboration, forming geometric ravines that paint the landscape in a cubist fantasy. I breathe in the world around me and carry these images into the ether, joining the world of the sleepers… in hopes of lucidity.





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13 07 2012

Today was filled with green smoothies, rain soaked in sunshine, aquamarine playdough and some further research in chinese medicine and macrobiotics. Since I slowly started eating more raw, vegan and macrobiotic and have nearly eliminated all caffeine, sugar and tobacco, I have felt a calm awareness that I forgot existed. I’m taking each day in strides with the growing heaps of projects, and with everyday that I am loving my body and mind deeper, I am less intimidated by all that lies ahead. Projects galore! I have just been offered a position as an apprentice dance instructor at an aerial and pole art studio. This will include intensive training over the next few weeks to begin teaching two one hour classes a day monday through friday within the next four to six weeks. I will also be constructing a fusion class combining what I am learning with what I already know. I get access to the studio for choreography, which I have been longing and lusting for immensely for quite some time now! There are some guerrilla playground children’s theater projects in the works, more on that later, though I will say: revamping and presentation of the ten principles in a suitable manner, cross culturally, through performances for children. Clown Cleanup Crew (C cubed) will follow each performance with a MOOP sweep of the playground area. But I digress, instead of listing all my projects I will just say that I am very proud of myself for not losing the patience or faith in the process, and for doing what I need for myself to keep on track and not feel intimidated. This is an interesting new chapter, and I am enjoying every moment. And now, kiddies, it’s that time again for the nearly five o’clock kid time and dinner prep, so I will end this with:

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In the realm of ideas everything depends on enthusiasm… in the real world all rests on perseverance.”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe