1) Getting my new jeans and bathing suit in the mail tomorrow!!!
2) RDA. RDA Roomies! RDA classes. Meeting Richard Calmes! RDA shows. Performing Travis, Luis, and my’s pieces. Dressing up pretty.
3) a very exciting photo shoot in San Antonio before RDA (details forthcoming)
4) Grease. We’ve almost finished staging the show and it looks great. Kevin has made the show so fresh and fun and we’re all having so much fun. Add costumes, wigs, lights, and an audience… OOH I CAN’T WAIT!
Today I was feeling well enough to go take barre for day class. My doctor told me I can do what I can but when I get tired, I need to sit down. Once plie’s started I could already tell; things were going to be hard to get back into. I’m quite determined though!
So after barre I sat myself down in the front and began to watch center. Naturally I pulled out my camera and started taking some photos. I don’t know if I’m the only one but I find watching dance classes just as fun as being in them. You can learn so much just by watching. As I clicked away on my camera I listened to the corrections and comments Mr. Luis made. I turned my camera to him and started to take pictures of him as he talked. What he was saying went something like this, “Not everything happens the way we want it. That’s why we always have to fight it. It’s all matter of focusing. If we continue to focus on what we want, we will get it.” As he said this it I started thinking about the comparison between dance and photography. Just like Luis said for dance, in photography its important to focus. By focusing on the selected objection, the image wanted is created. If I were not to focus on the object properly, I won’t get that image that I want. Instead I’ll get a blurry photo. With dancing, if we don’t focus on the way we should execute a step or position, the chances of what we want happening are slim to none. Even if the image isn’t fully in focus or the dance step isn’t fully perfected it is still enough to encourage us to try again and focus some more.
I’ve always been a big fan of of good quotes. i’ll share a few i’m currently in love with.
“I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles.”
— Audrey Hepburn
“You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.”
— Dr. Seuss
“pointe shoes are one of the few ramaining ancient torture devices of our time”
— gretchen moweryb
“It’s so wonderful… if your day is rotten, once they start the music, it seems to melt aways.”
“Let denim colored skies shower me with sunlight. Let warmth fall down like rain.”
—Pasek and Paul
“No one falls in love by choice, it is by chance. No one stays in love by chance, it is by work. No one falls out of love by chance, it is by choice.”
“Who understands why spring is born out of Winter’s laboring? Or why we all must die a bit before we grow again.”
—El Gallo in The Fantasticks
“You know you’re not a kid anymore when you can’t laugh when someone says ‘poop’!”
Well it hasn’t really felt like a “break” with rehearsals everyday for Grease. I’m not complaining though because working with Kevin is an absolute dream and my time with him is treasured! I did three photoshoots this week which was wonderful since it had been so long since i had done one. I had more planned actually but I hadn’t really been feeling well all week. Sore throat, low grade fever at night, glands were swollen… Finally went to the doctor yesterday and he diagnosed me with strep throat. i don’t like to use the word hate but i HATE strep throat. The antibiotics have helped but its excruciatingly painful to swallow. Hopefully this will go away soon… very soon…
Here are some of my favorite pics from my shoots with Kelsey and Kate this week.