simplyisis asked: Congrats!!! You will be an amazing mother. Many blessings to you and your bundle of joy. Love & light.
so kind of you to say! thanks for the good vibes :)
I’M GOING TO BE A MOTHER!
One of my ballet teachers wants me to start taking pointe classes with her!!!
TIPS FROM BLANCA
The following tips will help you take your dance from a simple routine to a magical performance.
- Center yourself before you begin. Your stillness will also draw your audience in.
- Make a story and believe it. Are you a priestess making an offering? A sorceress casting a spell? Is it a love spell? A divination? You are a performer so allow yourself to play.
- Making up a story will not only fuel your intention and emotional energy, it will also give logic and meaning to your routine. Your audience doesn’t need to know the story, but if you know it, you will engage them.
- A story will also help you remember what comes next when you are onstage and looking at your notes is not an option.
- Get feedback from a teacher or from a camera. One of the most important things to look for when watching yourself in the camera is your arms. Your arms give you away during a slow dance. Tame them!
- Candle tray is about ritual. By that I don’t mean that you can only do this dance as a ceremony. I mean that leaving your routine to improvised whim will do you a disservice. Create your own tray ritual and perform it the same way every time. (Of course, you can always make improvements.)
- Eye contact is incredibly powerful. If you are shy, don’t look directly at your audience but keep your glance at the level of their eyes.
- Dare to be dramatic. Make a ‘big deal’. Chiftetelli is such a mysterious and hypnotic rhythm… let your inner diva out.
- Add highlights to your show: a special pose or moment, a quick accent, a turn. Rehearse and know exactly where, when and how you will perform such highlights.
The best way to deal with mistakes is not to make them, so my personal advice is:
- Practice, practice, practice
- NEVER visualize yourself dropping the tray
Lots of love,
MARTHA GRAHAM ON FILM
One of the most inspiring dance films i’ve seen yet!
Did she really start dancing at 22? The film proclaims this, and as I listened it was like a weight being lifted off my shoulders….
Watch it by any means necessary!