Only had time for a dayhike (with no photos of flowers- sorry) because this weekend was the show at my aerial dance studio. The show included performances representing the whole Canopy Studio community- from beginners who'd been taking class for only a few months to members of the repertory company. I hope that watching this full spectrum allowed the audience to be inspired to try a class or workshop. It's so fun to play up in the air, and you build enormous strength and flexibility.
|Photo by S. Montgomery|
Our choreography was a collaborative effort- each of us invented tricks, and then we melded them together. As they morphed they took on a richness greater than the individual parts. When my classmates made up moves I couldn't do at first, I had the fiercest determination to master them. If our instructors had given us that level of material, I think I'd have protested.
|Can you identify which insects inspired our costumes?|
Here is video of the last part of our piece:
It was all over so quickly. Months of work, extra practices, countless emails, hours of early mornings painting costumes, so many weekends of trips cut short so I could run back for more practices. All for two- five minute moments. But oh so worthwhile to be bad-ass and fearless, and to have created something unique.
Next week, back on the trail...