The tail end of this week has just been, lovely. I have been able to spend my days with exactly the right people at exactly the right time. You know it’s funny this thing about time: when everything happens just when it is supposed to. I am constantly being reminded how important it us to have the RIGHT people in my life. Thank heavens I have found them so easily.
Well the Escape Artists are definitely a few of the BEST people. I mean honestly, this week of rehearsals with them has been just what I needed. Life talks, telling stories, dancing it out and just being there for each other; it has all been a part of the perfect equation. Honestly I have some mad love for these ladies and I am so thankful for them. To Alex – thank you for bringing together some of the most beautiful individuals. To my girls: thank you for being you and always making me feel like I’m a part of the team and that we are all in this together.
Thank heavens for those who understand and really, truly GET IT.
Over and over we continued to say how thankful we were for each other. We all appreciate each and every one of us so much. As we all agreed, we couldn’t ask for more special people in our lives. Needless to say, we sure spent a special day together on and off the stage.
I also had the chance to work with Corinna Kinnear once again. I really enjoy her work and how different it is than most things out here. It’s the sort of thing I love actually. There’s so much depth and knowledge behind what she is creating. The theatrics, structure and process are all quite beautiful. It is all something I wish to continue in my own work. It comes from a different background (and knowledge) that few people learn to appreciate it, and I am obsessed with it. Gosh her piece is gorgeous. The phrase work is just impeccable.
Of course I made it back to Disney as well and this always makes me smile. As tired as I was from long days of rehearsals, I was very happy to be there. When I am wishing to put my best into each show, it’s frustrating when I cannot exude as much energy as I would like.
The day before I had tech rehearsal for one show, a run through late into the night with another, while I was up at the crack of dawn to rehearse again before a normal day of 5 shows. Nonetheless I loved every minute of it. The audience and those around always fuel me no matter how tired I might be. Thank heavens for all of them!
Saturday I as able to perform with my ladies! Italo Elgueta (who many of you may know from Utah and his many successes) was the director and creator of the show. His work was presented at El Rey Theatre on Wilshire downtown. Most of the pieces were ballroom, while there is relatable plot and dialog throughout. The story is about a man’s life that was cut short, as he reminisces on the times of his life past. We happened to be the somber times where he felt very alone, when those he loved were in fact ‘Gone.’ The lovely Alex Little of course created this piece. She is someone who I love and admire very much. I was lucky enough to perform it with some of my best friends! Not to mention some great friends of mine also happened to appear in the audience as well. That was quite a treat and very unexpected. Overall it was: ‘True artistry and talent spoken through movement and passion.’
Following the show, I chatted with friends about future plans and where I see myself in the next few years. This is always so interesting to me. The minute I think I am the only one who thinks a certain way, I reminded that I am most certainly not alone.
In fact art and literature are really great at reminding us of this. F. Scott Fitzgerald says that is the beauty behind it all. ‘You discover that your longings are universal longings, that your not lonely and isolated from anyone. You belong.’ Isn’t this lovely? I mean not the part about misery loves company, but that we are all actually in this together.
By the way I’ve recently decided that my absolute most favorite words to use are: lovely, darling, adore and chic. Oh how I love the languages of life: from our words, to movement and especially the language of love. It all enamors me.
Speaking of this, I am pretty much obsessed with the language and story we are presenting in our performance THIS WEEK. The Difference Between Co. is coming for you and I hope you are all ready. It is something we can ALL relate to, dancer or not. You feel every emotion. You will be on the edge of your seat. You will have no words. The minute you find the deepest depth of your soul in the first act, you will be taken on a whole other journey in the second. Amongst all of this, the people behind the magic are just as beautiful as the movement and story itself. I promise you won’t want to miss this!
Get your tickets at: http://www.ticketfly.com! There’s only a few left.
I have a busy week ahead and I wish you all the best. By the way if you’re missing someone make sure to tell them. I often have those that I love on my mind and I always want to remind them how much they mean to me.
Until next time,