"Visions of Johanna" by Bob Dylan
So the first photo is Gamzatti with POB... And underneath should be a link to Natalia Osipova in Gamzatti with Bolshoi. I am doing half and half; everything is what Osipova does except the turning sequence I am doing POB Elisabeth Platel style with the mini-menege.
Anyways I am leaving very soon, just waiting for my mom to come pick me up. I am very very very VERY excited!
We're going to go out for a jog, then shower and see my chiro for any last minute adjustments and massages. Then we're driving to Orlando!
I promised my friend to blog my series of events this weekend (of course I would have anyway). My Mom had some bad luck. First of all, she drove all the way from New England to Florida by herself without stopping to sleep. Second, she got stung by a jellyfish four times on her leg, and she didn't go to the hospital (she is so strong). Third, she lost her car keys. No worries, a billion dollars later, she now has a replacement set. I suppose we won't be going out to eat anymore.
List of things to do: buy false eyelashes (those nasty buggers... hate them), buy bobby pins, sew hooks and eyes on tutu, go over choreography. That's all I can think of for now. I feel like I'm forgetting something. I burned all the CD's yesterday (three CD's per variation just in case). Oh, I still need to go through pointe sheos and find good turning shoes.
Yesterday I had a quick five-minute rehearsal that I wasn't prepared for (i wore my bad turning shoes), and everyone was watching including the director and teachers and entire student body AND my mom. It went well except the turning sequence menege. My right shoe just wasn't cooperating. Very embarrassing, and I'm sure everyone felt obligated to clap at the end (or at least my big menege allegro was decent). I do feel that my stamina as tremendously increased and I can easily do this variation as long as I remember to breathe.
So I promise to take photos of my crazy weekend!! Much love xoxo