Tuesday, December 20, 2011

"angry chair"..... and some nutcracker pics

"angry chair" alice in chains

view of the audience from the stage sooo big!!
beautiful Benedum ceiling
snow costume
flowers costume
Three more shows left!!!  Thank gawd I'm not in the last one because I just want to get home before Christmas Eve!!  Right now I'm waiting for my friend to come over from the airport.  So excited!!!!  Anyways, I hope everyone's last shows are great!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

been cracking some nuts....

"see emily play" pink floyd.

Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre's Nutcracker opened December 2nd with a huge bang (check out this REVIEW).  We've had shows every Friday night, Saturday morning/evening, and Sunday morning/early evening.  Right now we're about half way through, and I'm finally feeling relief

My first show I was a mental mess.  Completely horrible.  I honestly don't think I've ever been so nervous before going onstage before.  Perhaps because it was literally the first time I was wearing the costume, let alone stepping foot on the Benedum Theatre stage.  My first show I was casted in Snow.  Snow is usually my favorite part of Nutcracker because of the cheap paper snow that flutters down and swirling sequences, but this time it was a snowstorm from hell.  I didn't know which wing to enter or exit from.  I felt like a druggie suffering from withdrawal... paranoid is the first word that comes to mind.

I've had several other shows since then, and now I can comfortably say I am at ease as long as I breathe slowly backstage.  I've officially danced all my different parts in snow and flowers, and it's actually quite fun to dance onstage now!  All the makeup is killing my face.  My skin is so dry and my eye lashes are falling out from the eye falsies' glue.  You can always tell when a dancer has been performing alot onstage, and that's because her pointe shoes turn black on the sides and bottoms (sometimes on the top of the vamp as well).  I'm very fortunate to have three other pairs. 

Other than Nutcracker....
  • I've been using the facebook application called "Spotify" so much that the only time I open iTunes is when I must absolutely need to charge my iPod.
  • Suffering from drawing-block (like writers' block, except for artists... not that I'm an artist or anything... I just can't think of anything to draw).
  • started biting my nails yesterday since they didn't have polish on them.  So much for having nice long nails for the holidays.  Me and my horrible habits...
  • have been reading The Godfather since I always like reading the books before watching the films.  It's an awesome book by the way.  Now I'm oooober excited to watch the movie.
  • have rediscovered my love for hot cocoa
 **not my photography**

Anyways I hope everyone is getting ready for the holidays!  If you're close to Pittsburgh, please come out and see us perform!  We'll be here until the 23rd!!!!  Pssst bring your children to the lower lobby for pictures with the Sugar Plum and the Nutcracker to help our fund raiser for the school!! (I'll be there on the days I'm not onstage!)

Friday, December 2, 2011

love refinery29. period. the end.

There is one thing that I religiously do everyday.  Which is checking my Refinery29 subscription.  It's one of those few email subscriptions that is actually worth while.  Fashion, food, booze, and even great home decorations is what it's all about.  What I love most is that you can channel which location you want to read: such as NYC (my personal favorite for obvious reasons), San Fran, Chicago, L.A., and D.C.

So this morning I was extremely way beyond excited when I read today's post on COMBAT BOOTS!!!  I'm sure that if you've read my posts before, you will know about my obsession with shoes.  It's much more than an obsession.  It's an addiction, if you will.  (I will always try to skip the shoe section in the store, because if I see something, I will buy it.... which reminds me, I just bought these last week:
H&M $34
Ok, so to continue on with refinery's combat boots.....
Seychelles Jungle Boot $116
Laconia Zippers and Lace Boot $48.  I actually have these except I got them for $30 =]  As much as they are cute, they're cheaply made (heel has popped off and zipper just broke the other day).  I wouldn't recommend them.
Zeha Berlin $634. beyond in love right now.
Bed | Stu Hacienda boot $248.  for all those rugged hippies out there. myself included =]  

Nutcracker has officially started.  Today is opening night!  My first show is actually Sunday, and I get to dance both Snow and Waltz (Flowers).  Super super excited.  The Benedum Theatre is spectacular.  Dress rehearsals have been going well.  The scenery, costumes, and dancing are incredible!!!  I haven't been in such an amazing production since my first Nutcracker in Stamford, CT. 

So if you live in PA or the surrounding area, I highly encourage you to come out and see Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre's Nutcracker.  You will not be disappointed!!  For tickets: http://www.pbt.org/

Hope everyone enjoyed their Thanksgiving!  23 days until Christmas!!