With the season having just started, and opening that with a performance close at hand; I am anxious...in many senses of that word. I am still trying to find my way back to my body (after our summer "break"). In addition to that, I cannot expect to psychologically/mentally be in the same performance "head-space" because as time goes on we grow as beings, and that influences our dancing.
That being said, today we will run both dances twice. Let me tell you: these are NOT easy dances. They require a lot of physical & mental stamina. It is as if we are race horses waiting for the gates to open and the only thing to do is hit the ground running. The anticipation is killer, but when it is all over; it is so worth it. All the aches, the mental struggles...it will all be a distant memory. Each performance is live & real!
How do you prepare to go from zero to one hundred in two seconds flat? I think the answer is: you don't prepare...you just do. As jhon r. stronks (former CORE company member & collaborator in The Moment Between) reminds us, "just do the work and it will be fine."