2 AM. Can’t Sleep: Choreography.

I realized this evening that I will have to make an audition video for the graduate programs in Dance/Movement Therapy.

I kind of knew this anyway – it just hadn’t sunken in yet.

Tonight, in bed, I found myself percolating choreography.   This is new – mostly I percolate writing.  But it suddenly occurred to me that here I have this awesome chance to do something cool; make a dance and perform it and film it.

I am thinking about using either one of Eric Satie’s gymnopedies (three, maybe?) or a selection from Holst’s The Planets (Mercury, perhaps?).  Very different pieces, but both ones I’ve loved so long that they’re in my bones.   When we were little, my sister and I created epic ballets to The Planets every chance we got.

So now I can’t sleep because my brain won’t quit dancing.  I guess I should apply the brakes to avoid mania, but this creative force feels really good.

Now if I can just master grand jete en tournant (or, as my phone would have it, en gourmand) by November………..

About asher

Me in a nutshell: Standard uptight ballet boy. Trapeze junkie. Half-baked choreographer. Budding researcher. Transit cyclist. Terrible homemaker. Neuro-atypical. 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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