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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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Sleeping Beauty season

After a brief hiatus, ballet world is back! We started rehearsals for The Sleeping Beauty yesterday. Performances will run Friday, April 29 through Sunday, May 1. You can buy tickets now, hint hint.

Last year, we performed Swan Lake: I loved the end, where all of us swans got to celebrate Rothbart’s death. Next year will be Coppelia: I have to say I’m not quite a fan of that ballet. However, this year’s production has me bouncing off the walls. I adore Sleeping Beauty. The music, especially for the Rose Adagio, is gorgeous.

I had only an hour of rehearsal yesterday: It was nice to sort of ease back into things. I am terribly excited to learn the choreography because I get to dance Miettes-qui-tombent (Falling Breadcrumbs)! MQT is one of the fairies who attends the baby Aurora’s christening. The whole breadcrumb deal makes slightly more sense in the context of the variation and the gift MQT bestows on the princess–generosity. Breadcrumb flicking occurs just after 40 seconds:

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6 Responses to Sleeping Beauty season

  1. Olivia says:

    You can just leave them in the comments! Let me know if you don’t want to do that.

  2. ps3 hdmi says:

    I think I might have met you at my audition in january?.I have a few questions about the program….is there any way that I could email these to you?

  3. Olivia says:

    Hi Nicki! I would have seen you in January, yes. I hope to email you in a day or two–in the meantime, if you want me to address any of your questions in a blog post, just leave a comment. I’d be happy to help!

  4. Nicki says:

    Hi! first of all, I love your blog.
    Second, I am a potential dance major for next year (I think I might have met you at my audition in january?..) and I have a few questions about the program….is there any way that I could email these to you?

    hope to be in contact with you!

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