What better day than today to bring ya’ll up to speed on the leaps and bounds of my year in dance. In the end of January post, I mentioned the fact that our dance company, Daughter of Zion Aerial Dance would be performing in Italy in July. That is still a go, and looks like we will be there from the 10th-15th give or take a day. I love that I’m blessed enough to have yet another international birthday. Last year in Guatemala sealed the fate of 31 being abso-fuckin-lutely amazing! Me thinks turning 32 in Italy won’t be too shabby either. I just recently got our two performance cities, Valenzano and Marina-Igea Bellaria, Italy, for those of who you I know will want to make a surprise birthday appearance.
As if that wasn’t international enough for ya, when I went up on Saturday for our first rehearsal, Rina once again asks me if I would be willing… WILLING, to go to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival … as if I would say anything other than, “Holy shit! Are you serious? HALE YES!” So just a couple weeks after our Italian adventure, we will oh so non-chalantly roll off the plane in Scotland for our 6 show run! I canna believe it!
The theaters in Italy cannot accommodate us aerially, (and we’re not sure about Edinburgh) so we are in the process of creating a new floor piece. A three part trio, which sounds redundant I realize but isn’t. The trio itself consists of Rina, Kevin and I and is then broken into three parts. We already got through a minute and a half of the 3:30min of the first section, which may not sound like a major achievement but it actually is, especially considering our initial meeting of the minds and the fact that someone expertly hit my car in the parking lot really cut into our time. It’s a damn good start!
And for all you who’ve been asking when and if we’re going to have any more local performances, the answer is still no shadowed by a tiny yes. We’re going to be doing a film shoot and mini performance of our latest works and festival pieces for a small group of our nearest and dearest on Sunday May 6th. If you’re curious and want to make a fun day trip up to Santa Ynez, mark your calendars. Also Rina is now heading the dance department at Cate School in Carpenteria, and we will be performing in one of the seniors first choreographed pieces on Monday May 14th….Again, if you’ve got a free Monday and want a day trip up north come check us out!
Happy Leap Day!!