All the Wednesday
Barre was generally fine except for an occasional creeping-up shoulder and the fact that, for whatever reason, my body was like “HOW DO ARMBAR?” when it came time for RDJs en l’air. Breathing mostly worked.
Adagio was literally half great and half terrible. It was like my turnouts just gave up on the repeat first side, then got their crap together again for the second side.
Turns were less weird today. I didn’t try for doubles going left. That just seemed like asking for trouble. Going right, I cheated myself out of either a second good double or a triple by failing to decide what I was going to do.
I bowed out all the allegro because my ear had started to feel odd and I didn’t want to push things too hard. This made me sad, because the grand allegro was fabulous — opened with a renversé, and included two Bounonville jetés, en tournants, and cabrioles. I haz a sad.
I adjusted the choreography a hair to make one transition less difficult, then added a new phrase. We didn’t have time for more than that because there was a bunch of “housekeeping” stuff we had to do before we got to dancing. This is our week for Saturday rehearsal, though, so we’ll make up for it
After a line-dancing warm-up in which I finally understood WTF a “grapevine” is (and the usual array of trapeze warm-ups), we started learning dolphin rolls. I almost nailed them. We also did the reverse birds’ nest (which is basically made for me) and attempted to beat to sit from a crucifix, which I couldn’t do because my shirt was too slippery. This is because I forgot to change out of my ballet clothes, which are definitely not optimal for trapeze. I have this little sleeveless shirt from Sansha that’s perfect for ballet but too short and slippery for any other application 😛
I also discovered that I have lost my v-ups. Ugh. Back to conditioning with me.
I’m too tired right now for tags and stuff — I’ll try to add them in the morning.