Residency DAY 7 – I wish I could write something smart, but the truth is, I am not capable of coherent thoughts any more for today :-) It’s been an intense seven Residency Programme days so far - two more to go -, and I think I haven’t pushed myself physically that much since playing hockey a decade ago. Well, a different kind of pushing, but still 😊
And it’s not only the physicality of it all – it’s also experiencing myself in a new environment, doing things that I never expected I would be doing. Like, choreographing ballet solos. Being in pointe shoes several hours per day. Putting together a little showing (coming up in two days!). Inviting other artists to collaborate with me. Feels a bit like – what happened in the 40 years before that? And can this not stop, please? 🙏
Enjoyed a beautiful rehearsal with my gorgeous singer-guitar-player, was blessed to have @rollyastrom
come in again today and document the day with his beautiful "record shots", all of us had to rush out for a fire alarm (turned out to be a false one), brainstormed ideas for costumes and how to tie the three (very different in style) solos together for the showing, all the while trying to pace myself today: still making good use of the studio time, but not go full out too much. (My body was clearly indicating that it needed a bit more time for adaptations, while I was pointing out that this all-day thing won’t go for that much longer. My body got the last word, tough. Luckily, I learned just a tiny bit since those hockey days a decade ago 😊) .
Yep, recovery. Epsom salt baths every night; preparing nourishing food for a few days in advance, enjoying the amazing lunches at the National Ballet’s cafeteria, hydrating. Sleep could still work a bit better, but I don’t blame it.
Throwing my empty brain and tired body into lots of Epsom salt right now. Will return with more coherent thoughts tomorrow!
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