All's Well That Ends
Yes, that means I skipped one since the last entry.
Our second weekend series went well, without a hitch.
We performed Mambomania and the Don Quixote pas de deux (both pieces that we are taking to Orange County) and more Romeo and Juliet. R & J added a sequence with masks to the ballroom scene and half of a scene in Juliet's bedroom.
The mask scene was fun to set. The bulk of it was made up of a very pretty dance for a very pretty dancer, Abby, along with two attendants. Juliet joins them and the rest of the characters sort of wander through them, not able to tell the girls apart. This is the scene where Romeo and Juliet meet each other for the first time. It took a while because each character (Tybalt, the Nurse, Romeo, Paris) had to be threaded in individually.
The bedroom scene was a bit different. I knew that it would take a while so we only presented half of it. I didn't want to push it.
This last weekend, we showed a piece to a song by Candye Kane (for possible inclusion into a ballet in the future) and I set a dance for Rachel Sebastian accompanied by her husband Josh. The rest of the show was taken up by Romeo and Juliet (since we had had two weeks to add more to it.
And that is what we will discuss next time... just how far we have gotten with the ballet.