Ballet Squid Chronicles: More Cabrioles Followed By Argh
Margie’s class was great today, mostly.
Pretty barre. One long, effortless passé relève balance. Graceful work at center. Nice cabrioles. I got to demonstrate grand jete.
And then, boom.
This bizarre popping sensation in my calf, and once again I was done. Just like two Mondays ago, my calf would not work. I could stand, I could walk, I could jump on my left leg, but putting weight on the ball of my right foot was essentially un-doable.
The protective mechanisms that keep you from destroying yourself had kicked in. Interesting!
Fortunately, Denis was in class, so once we were really done, I asked him to take a quick look at my calf.
The verdict: no tears or anything, but in the process of compensating for my previous injury, I’d injured something else.
I’ll be doing only barre and maybe adagio for a week or so. No jumping; no one-leg relève balances on the right. No promenades on the right foot. No cabrioles 😦
Denis is lovely and has bought me some compression socks and a support sleeve thing for the right ankle. They feel really good.
Anyway, I’ll be back at it soon enough.
In other news, Claire’s secret mission was an audition with another company, and she got the job!
Which is both super exciting and kind of sad.