Tuesday, December 20, 2011

12/29: Cirque Banquiste!

'Tis the season for cocktails, sequins (most would say kissing under the mistletoe, but you must remember, I'm the fashion industry vet/wannabe dancer so these small style mentions do tend to pop up), and yummy food. 
It's the time of year everyone comes together, whether you like it or not. Let's say for the sake of this post remaining positive, you like it.

How does this happier scenario of the holidays play out? Oh, you know, it's the one where you're counting the minutes at work until you can pop off your flimsy flats and throw on those peep-toe pumps as you dash out (on dancer, on prancer...get it? dance blog; I know...not my best) to meet up with with friends and family where you'll diplomatically down the aforementioned cocktails and yummies all while covered in those sequins of course. 

Another perfect gathering opportunity, outside of the annual Nutcracker that is all over the place at the moment (a classic, but it may be time to add a new tradition), is Cirque Banquiste!

Check out the ad below, but don't take all your time gazing at this guy because 12/29 is right around the corner!

So, the million dollar question:
Who can tell me what 'Banquiste' means? Huh?
Pop quiz:)

Auditions: A Nail Biter No More

Auditions can bring up a lot of emotions. That said, I wouldn't know because I'm not a professional dancer technically speaking. In my dreams, sure. But in the real world during waking hours I'm an e-commerce girl. Still, I can relate an audition to an interview (which I've been doing plenty of lately).
I get it. Sweaty palms, heart racing, positive affirmations, "I can do this. I know what I'm talking about," and for me, watching the final scene in Scent of a Woman doesn't hurt either.

That said, a little support would be a huge help during times like this. 
Cue: Mary Six Rupert!

(ps- do you love the look? LOVE!)

Learn the 'how-to's' of the audition process and get out there.
I wish you all the luck in the world!!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Brittany Witkin, (wannabe) Ballet Master.

Ummmm, right. And THIS is why I love the art of dance. That a human body (one in top physical form might I add) can create those lines and shapes through movement is BEYOND beyond to me. It is hypnotic. A living, breathing, dynamic statue. 

And yes, fine, I may be in my office trying to replicate the pose above. It reminds me of a poetic take on what is called 'tree pose' in yoga. More flare, but the same idea. 
And yes, I may not be doing it any justice whatsoever. And yes, that may be the understatement of the century.

But enough about me and my lack of balance and technique...It's stunning no?

Read more about the Dallas Black Dance Theatre & their new Ballet Master:

Sidenote: what's a girl in the fashion industry gotta do to get a title like that? Talk about a resume builder:)

omg, I'm published in Dance!

I was just cc'd on a link sent out to one of the photographers I was lucky enough to collaborate with on an article Linda James had given me the opportunity to write.

I clicked, and not only do I see the gorgeous images that had me entranced while writing the article (seriously, the level of distraction took my A.D.D beyond where I thought it could go), but there is my name under the title. Bliss.

I could not be more proud to be a contributor and more grateful to have been given the opportunity.
Linda, thanks for thinking of me. And to Sharen Bradford, Ellen Appel, Marty Sohl, and Amitava Sarkar, thank you for sharing your craft with me. I'm sure readers will be just as thankful once they get an eyeful.

So much fun I can't even take it, and on a Monday of all days! Love.
Here's the link:

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

It's so ON...line that is.

The Dance North Texas Publication is officially up and running online here.
Check. It. Out.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Eye Candy

A few images to start the week off...

Images provided by www.lady-dutch.tumblr.com/

If this doesn't inspire you, I'm not sure what will.
Here's to a fabulous week!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

to honor...

The definition of "to honor" is to give special recognition.
Well, it's time to redefine what it is to honor those who deserve to be celebrated. I feel like giving special recognition is just round one.

I'm a huge fan of making a celebration out of everything. Sure it could come across as me going overboard, but I like to think that it's training myself, my friends, and my family to really recognize everything good in life. Well, DCNT is bringing honoring some incredible individuals to the next level.
It's called:
Dance Council of North Texas Honors

Celebrating the achievements of
Revathi Satyu, Michael Serrecchia, Danny Curry,
Dottie Williams Hunt Kleeb and Gene Pflug.

with performances by

DBDT . 2011 DCNT scholarship recipients

Here are the details:
Sunday, October 2nd. 2:30 PM.
Dallas Black Dance Theatre
2700 Flora Street . Dallas . TX . 75201

Tickets: $35 adult . $25 DCNT member . $20 student under age 13
Available at www.thedancecouncil.org Phone orders 214.219.2290