Monday, August 31, 2009

Performance Pictures!

Wow, this weekend was crazy busy, but the performances went well! I was on triple duty: dancing, being assistant to the director, AND assistant stage manager. Woah.

Here are a few pictures from the weekend. It was a success! And we're already planning for our next one in November...

(celebration dinner after the last performance)

(a friend and I)

(my headpieces at work! you can't really see the details in this picture, but they took like 30 hours of sewing...)

(bows - photo by Arthur Coopchik)

(the cast of La Bayadere - photo by Arthur Coopchik)

I'm so glad I got to be so involved this round. Even though it was a challenge to juggle the many hats I had to wear at the same time (I'd run offstage after our bows to immediately go and man the stage door and call the next group on, then I'd run collect the tutus we lent out, for example) I wouldn't have it any other way. It gives you a deeper sense of accomplishment and appreciation when you're invested beyond simply thinking "how on was my performance? Why did that balance not work?" etc etc etc.

I have so much to be thankful for.

1 comment:

Janet in CA said...

Congratulations! All of your efforts paid off -- including the hours spent on the headpieces. Thanks for the photos.
Did you have a ramp to descend to the stage? I love the dramatic entrance of the corps during this part of 'the shades'--the precision, the balance, lovely.