Rehearsal

We have a circus show in October.  Look here for more info.

My class is doing this nifty trapeze duet thing to Tom Waits.  We have finally beem rehearsing to the music and I can really feel it come together.

We have also begun rehearsing in our costumes.  “People who would walk into an all night diner.”  It took me a long time to think about what to be.  Before we knew the theme, we had to buy our boots.  Mine are bright red, and trying to think of a character that would wear bright red shoes is a little difficult (my mind went to hipster).   I settled on an old woman.

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The aging process never ceases to freak me out.  I don’t think I did a fantastic job even, which means that as I get closer to performance date, it will become more realistic.  I wanted to test how well the paint stood up to a rigorous workout.  Would it smear, sweat off, or dirty up the ropes or costumes?

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This is not the best angle to see what we are doing, but this is my favorite pose so far.

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I have ending up with so many bruises and rope burns.  My friends have taken to trying to invent even more crazy scenarios than hanging from a steel bar.

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My partner’s character, by the way, is the chef.  During rehearsal, she learned her apron was too long and I confirmed that my yoga pants were just too grippy and loose.

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This is definitely the best way to work out, I would say.  I am building all over body strength. I am overcoming doubts and fears.  And, really, I get such a kick out of saying I can dangle by my feet.  Wouldn’t you?

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