Ballet Squid Chronicles: Long Freaking Day
Headed out at 9:30 this morning to get the bus up to 11:00 class.
We were in Studio 4, which has super-slippery floors. Barre went well, pirouettes went well, little jumps went well, my pique turns were mostly solid if a bit wild. I was once again in class without breakfast, which may have had a bit to do with it. At least I didn’t have a Unisom hangover this time!
I experimented with barre-hand positioning, and I did find that if I place my barre hand a little further ahead of my body, it irons out my balances at the barre. Hung out in coupe relève for what felt like forever on the right and for a pretty decent stretch on the left.
This weekend’s opera was the Met’s Live in HD broadcast of Verdi’s Macbeth. Stellar performance; agility and precision all around on the part of the singers, with particularly inspired work from Netrebko and Lućic (sp)?
Pretty cool set and costume designs, too — the witches’ coven was comprised entirely of 1940s housewife types (and their similarly-attired young daughters). Very cool stuff.
After dinner and ice cream with Denis and Kelly, I came home and did homework. Tomorrow we have CycLOUvia (I’ll link in the morning if I remember) and more homework, then it’s class and more class and more homework…
Next weekend will be horribly busy again, with both an opera and Louisville Ballet’s Studio Connections performance (and Saturday class). Woot!
Right now, though, I’m going to bed.
Posted on 2014/10/11, in balllet, class notes and tagged ballet, barre hand positioning, class notes, MacBeth, Met Live in HD, Verdi. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.
That’s good to hear that adjusting the hand position at the barre healped with at-the-barre balancing. Can’t wait to try in class tomorrow!