Sunday, 4 March 2012

worm hole....just emerging on the other side

Can't squeal with delight that I have a job yet, just finished four on-line applications (within the same company, different store locations) and have been checking sites for latest info....on top of that, performed in a show on Feb. 18 (I sang). It was very last minute with the info, sorry I didn't get it out to you. But, it came with all the last minute drama and this-show-will-never-be-ready-mania right up to the tech run. And yet, a miracle occurred and the audience loved it and we were are pretty chuffed that it pulled together after 5 1/2 months of working on it!!!

As many of you know, after a show, the feeling of having your life back is lovely! Today, my friend Jannet and I, went to The Rex on Queen Street near University to listen to Django Club, first Sunday of every month at 3:30. It really is a delight....Django at its finest and the food is pretty darn good too. The platter of french fries I finished in 5 minutes is top-notch!!!

On Friday night I got a last minute ticket to the Fleck Theatre at Harbourfront for a performance of Entity, choreographed by Wayne McGregor. Wayne is a British choreographer, renowned for his physically testing choreography and use of visual art, film, technology and science. I was so exhausted watching the 60 minute performance, my legs wouldn't stand me up!!! He works with Sadler Wells and Royal Ballet in London, La Scala, Paris Opera Ballet, San Fran ballet, NYC Ballet, well, everywhere!! Plus he is a movement director in film i.e Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire and the new music video Lotus Flower, which he choreographed for Radiohead, has been nominated for a Grammy.

Last fall, he choreographed a piece for the National Ballet with music of the White Stripes which I sadly missed so I was happy to see this presentation. The music for this one was techno/lounge/industrial and really worked with the movement. His movement is just on the edge of being off and the technique and strength the dancers need to not lose their centre is incredible. You are contorting and holding on with them and feeling what they are doing in your body....hopefully the people on either side of me didn't notice!!

As I was leaving, the funniest comment overheard ever was, "well, that's early onset arthritis waiting to happen"!!!

Sorry for the big gap between posts...hoping to get on top of it...have many posts that involve me getting the issues with my Mac and camera sorted I have no attention span for techie stuff, I last about 10 minutes before I put it away again. Type to you later!!

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