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About Me:

My name is Olivia and I am a senior at Butler University. I spend most of my time in Lilly Hall as a BFA Dance Performance major. When not in rehearsal or ballet class, I write papers for my English Literature second major. In my super-abundant, never-lacking, this-is-highly-sarcastic spare time, I attempt to cook in my apartment kitchen, watch Youtube videos of ballet, knit sweaters that never seem to come to an end, and read books both silly and serious. If I could take any class at Butler just for kicks, I'd go for DiffyQ.

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Let’s get crackin’

The Nutcracker has descended! Everyone in Butler’s dance department is in the full flush of performance preparations. I’m waiting for our warm-up class before our first dress rehearsal now, having just finished a run-through in costume in Clowes Memorial Hall. Here’s a brief snapshot of the first half of production week:

Clowes Memorial Hall

Monday. In order of appearance: Help load-in at Clowes (hanging drops, hanging lights, putting down the floor), break, physics class, load-in, lunch, load-in, warm-up class, dinner, spacing rehearsal, finish dinner, do homework.

Tuesday. Errands around campus in the morning (dropping off documents and returning library books and that sort of thing), homework party with a friend, ballet class, get food, run-through in costume, eat food, warm-up class, dress rehearsal. Homework?

Wednesday. Morning off = homework. Physics, warm-up, tech rehearsal in costume, dinner, warm-up, dress rehearsal. Homework.

This is what I am supposed to be doing as far as I know. Production week is always fairly hectic, and schedules change. The trick to a successful production week? Be ready early, carry extra food, and go with the flow.

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