Ever wanted to know what production week is like for a dance major? The schedule summary continues.
- Arrive at Clowes at 9 am to warm myself up.
- Get an email retroactively saying our spacing rehearsal would not actually be starting until 11 am.
- Read Moby Dick. (At least three people have mentioned this news story to me.)
- Warm up again.
- Space Walpurgisnacht.
- Eat lunch.
- Have ballet class on stage.
- Run a tech rehearsal in costume.
- Go to night class–Literature of the American Renaissance. Realize Moby Dick fits brilliantly with Jacques Derrida’s whole language-has-no-source thing. Sense a paper in the offing.
- Plan out my summer schedule/BSI issues/senior year schedule/life in general.
- EN 185 class: Q&A with Mark Halliday of the Visiting Writer’s series.
- En 366: Odes.
- Leave English early to get to Clowes.
- Take warm up class.
- Run dress rehearsal.
- Rejoice over the fact that our shoes did not have to be pancaked.
- Do choreography homework. Do dance history reading.
- Attend dance history.
- Get a zebra hot chocolate from Starbucks and read Emily Dickinson when choreography was unexpectedly canceled.
- Take ballet class with auditioners.
- Something happened next, but I cannot remember what it was. Did I do homework? I feel like I hung out with a friend instead.
- Warm up at 6:30 pm.
- Performance at 8 pm!! So much fun! My one correction? “Smile more,” Ms. Wingert told me. “Enjoy yourself.” That was easy enough to fix: I felt like I had been grinning like a fool, so I was trying to tone it down. Not so! I love Balanchine.