Danseur Ignoble: The Audition

So my audition is done. Denis recorded most of it for me, which is pretty cool (if mildly horrifying at times).

I sort of screwed myself by setting the corners of my “stage” too close to one another, thus screwing up some of the lines of my choreography (such as it was) — there’s a bit that should go:

step
step
tombe
pas de bourré
arabesque turn
failli

… And when I realized (halfway across the floor) that I couldn’t do it in the space I had provided myself, it turned into:
step
step
pas de bourrée
oh crap
now what

But such is life.

I also spent a great deal of time basically wrestling with the robe that plays a role in the piece, which looks really dumb on camera.

There are a few beautiful moments in the video separated by long stretches of WTF. I’m debating whether to post a copy; frankly, it’s kind of embarrassing.

The judges asked to see the opening again, which Denis takes as a good sign.

I’ll hear back next week. Til then I’ll be sitting at the edge of my seat with my fingers crossed, I guess. Also biting my nails, which might be hard to do without uncrossing my fingers.

If my piece is selected, it will be a miracle I’ll have a lot of work to do, but plenty of time in which to do it.

This is the first dance audition I’ve done since, like, middle school, so it was sort of terrifying in its own way.

Future auditions shouldn’t be as bad, especially since I’m likely to be better prepared.

I just realized I never posted my class notes from yesterday, so those will be along eventually. Edit: I’ve posted them now, back-dated appropriately.

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About asher

Me in a nutshell: Standard uptight ballet boy. Trapeze junkie. Half-baked choreographer. Budding researcher. Transit cyclist. Terrible homemaker. Getting along pretty well with bipolar disorder. Fabulous. Married to a very patient man. Bachelor of Science in Psychology (2015). Proto-foodie, but lazy about it. Cat owner ... or, should I say, cat own-ee? ... dog lover. Equestrian.

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