This will be my last Nutcracker at Butler, and I’m not nostalgic quite yet. I have all year for that, right? So far, we’ve run through the ballet in the studio and spaced in the theater. Tomorrow comes tech rehearsals — dancing in fake snow — and a costume/orchestra rehearsal, both in the theater.
It’s always strange jumping right in after Thanksgiving Break. I recommend lots of Pilates.
I am drinking lots of water and listening to music. Also, reading Richard II for my Shakespeare class. I think I got food poisoning from Mongolian Grill and am quite grateful that grossness was over quickly; on a sadder note, my roommate has ushered in the Nutcracker cold/sickness. Tis the season.
My posts grow more scattered as I grow busier.
Come see the show!
Things I have learned:
There is an inversely proportional relationship between closeness to production week/the end of the semester and my attention span.
There is a proportional relationship between Facebook use and attempts at writing papers.
There is a exponential relationship between production week and the average amount of Febreze used.
Cookie dough cupcakes from The Flying Cupcake are very good.
Maguy Marin‘s choreography is extremely difficult to find online or in a library close to Butler’s campus if you are looking for a complete, uncut piece.
Bites of cupcake times three equal failed attempts at finding extant and unabridged choreographic works by Marin.
My dance history paper is not going so well at the moment.
Cinderella, with doll heads
Does anyone know where I can view complete works of Marin? I would love to watch Cendrillon, but at this point, I am not picky.