Saturday, September 17, 2011

From yesterday--dress rehearsal

Happy Friday everyone!

So after class with jhon, we had a mini-break (where I took the time to get juice & baked goods) until we had to be in the rather lovely, & brand spanking new Decatur HS Performing Arts Center!  Which is a really wonderful and impressive facility.  Big shout out to Deb, Evan, & John...our wonderful tech crew.

Some performers believe that a "bad" dress rehearsal means the show will be "good.". I think it is comforting to know that anything can happen during a performance.  No matter how well rehearsed a dance is, when adrenaline is pumping anything goes.  

Today, during the run, I got so lost I walked off-stage at the wrong moment.  My brain scrabbled to make sense of what was happening on stage; I walked back onstage and just had faith that if I stayed with the dance, I could find it all again.  When the mistake was made, I really had to re-center myself and simply commit.  All-in-all, I think it was a decent run...I mean, nothing is perfect.  It is in the moment between the action and the reaction where it is possible to find out what you are made of.

All I can say is, there is a reason it is called "live" theatre...because that stuff is alive!  Now, I am off to nap and rest up before tomorrow's opening night, or Sunday afternoon!

Hope to see you there....Alex

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