Saturday, April 30, 2011

April Shows

These are the shows that I have or will being engaging in this month!

BoyGroove - !mpulse Theatre
April 21st - 30th
musical theatre 
* I went to school with these dudes

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

quote of the day.

"The medium is the message" - Marshall McLuhan 

Monday, April 25, 2011

dance clip 5: you can tap to anything

When I tap with J & B at the Open Jam (which isn't as much as I would like), a lot of people ask "Well,  could tap to this song". 1 of us responds quickly - "You can tap to anything!" 

on the MOVE: cross training

The first topic we discussed at on the MOVE was cross training. The discussion was led by professional dancer, Helen Husak. 
Here are my notes, enjoy!  

Not all of us are lucky enough to live in cities where there is a "Harbour Dance" or "Steps",
where daily technique classes are offered in almost every style and level of dance. This is when cross training becomes very important to dancers! 

What is cross training?

Saturday, April 23, 2011

the last vote

Hello everyone and happy Easter Weekend! 

I have just created a new poll, to find out what you would rather be doing - singing, dancing, acting or all three! I am very interested to see which medium(s) takes the lead!  

Do you remember the last poll that we did? 

Which Musical Theatre Dream Role Would You Choose: 

Elle - Legally Blonde: The Musical 
Millie - Thoroughly Modern Millie
Olive - The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
Sally Bowles - Cabaret

and just so the men didn't feel left out ... I'm a dude. 

And The Tony Goes To 
Sally Bowles - Cabaret 

Friday, April 22, 2011

dance clip 4: Nederlands Dans Theater part 2

Here is part 2 of Dance Channel's clips on the NDT.


Thursday, April 21, 2011

on the MOVE: intro

Last Sunday I attended a professional development conference called on the Move held by the Dancer Transition Resource Centre!

It was such an amazing experience. I learnt so many things about the transition from student to professional, the AB dance community and much, much more.

Since I know many of my friends and colleagues did not attend, I would love to share some info with everyone. Within the next couple of weeks I will be writing articles discussing the topics from on the MOVE! 

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

quote of the day.

"I want to change the world / instead I sleep" Ingrid Michaelson  - Keep Breathing

Sunday, April 17, 2011

dance clip 3: my bun heads

My babies are all grown up! 
So proud - what talented artists you are.

Look out for Blondie and Ken! 

Thursday, April 14, 2011

what i wore: my first opera - Tosca!

I can't find my balance...

Since graduating from theatre school, I haven't been able to find my balance.
I want to do everything and nothing all at the same time. I want to watch every show possible, but also want to stay in and watch TV.

 I need to find my balance.

I keep thinking I have more time in the week. Before I know it, another month is half way through and I haven't accomplished as much as I would like. 

Too many shows run at the same time, which makes it difficult to watch everything. 

I need to find some spark of motivation.

with all this said - where is there time for relationships. 
Photos by: Brendan Brown

This is my rant... 

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

a busy day

So to day I woke up at 8am - which is really early for me.
I had an audition.
Went for lunch with a friend.

Monday, April 11, 2011

my tv shows lately

these are a few of my favourite things...

The beautiful flowers my room-mate bought.
The yummy chocolate chip cookies I made.
The pretty pink tulips that now live in our kitchen.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Storm The Stage: the event

Along with tours of the theatre, yummy finger food, and a short film competition, guests of STS were also invited to try on a selection of costumes from Edmonton Opera's wardrobe! 

Photos by: Brendan Brown 

Me being a goof!

what i wore: Storm The Stage

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

what i wore: An Almost Perfect Thing

Such a sunny warm day listening to Doris Day! 

eyes: Black Sunglasses (Urban Outfitters)
top: plaid button up shirt (Vintage)
bottom: black high wasted skirt (American Apparel) and grey tights (Gap)
toe: Black booties (Vintage)

Catch An Almost Perfect Thing while you can!!! 
I really enjoyed this show! So dark - so thrilling! 

Monday, April 4, 2011

a fresh start

I am starting up dancing again tomorrow.

These past couple of months I have taken a break from my regular dance classes (focusing more on yoga), but with a big audition around the corner - it's time to get back at it!

I've been doing classes just by myself... in my living room (which acts as my tiny little studio)! A good old jazz warm up and ballet barre are great, but I really need someone to push me.

Photography By: Nicola Preston

The only thing that I am worried about is waking up "early". For me, 12pm feels early, so getting back into my old 9:30am contemporary class schedule is going to be interesting! 

What is this contemporary dance class you speak of....
To start off- it's amazing! 
If you love modern or contemporary dance classes, get your butt out of bed and come take this class! 

 We all share the studio space rental and we all enjoy dancing together. The classes are geared toward dance/movement professionals, but all levels are welcome!

WHEN: Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:30-11:00am
WHERE: Dance Alberta 11205 107 Avenue

$50 Monthly (8-9 classes)
$35 for 4 classes
$15 Drop in

SO inexpensive for such great training! 

Come dance with us!

 Click here for more info!

Sunday, April 3, 2011

quote of the day.

Reality is always kinder than our stories about it.
- Byron Katie
(1 of my stone hearts)

Friday, April 1, 2011