For the context of the title of this post, pretend Tipperary means “finishing my Student Choreography Showcase piece” instead of “an town in Ireland’s Muster province.”
When I was a freshman, I ran the lighting board during the shows. When I was a sophomore, I performed in one of my classmates’ pieces. This year, I’m in two pieces and choreographing my own. The tech rehearsal is in a week. I am only halfway finished.
Student Choreography is a student-run, student-choreographed, and student-danced performance in October. All dance major can choreograph and/or dance in the show. A few stipulations:
- Students may dance in no more than three pieces.
- Works must remain under five minutes.
- Choreographers cannot dance in their own pieces.
Apart from that, we are pretty much given free rein. I have not successfully choreographed a dance before, and it’s terrifying. The choreographers all met on Thursday to discuss dates and times… And I am far behind.
To be fair, I have an ambitious project: over four minutes with fifteen dancers. Fifteen! That’s a lot.
And… I should get back to working on choreography. The music I’m using: