The dancers of Australian Dance Theatre are now on tour in the
UK. Over the next two months they will be giving us an insight into life on the road.
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7 March, UK Tour
my last entry we have been to Snape, a town of just
600 people and to London, a city of 12 million.
One extreme to another!
It was the first time I had been to Snape
but the second time ADT has toured and performed
there. We all stayed in cottages scattered around
the town, all very cute and beautiful. Daniel,
Xuan C-Jay and myself stayed in the Mulberry
cottage, a fully equipped two-story cottage with
a fireplace that I very proudly got started everyday.
It was also nice to wake up in the mornings
and be able to cook our own breakfast...made
me feel a little more normal again.
It snowed the first night we arrived in Snape
and C-Jay and I stayed up until 2:30am building
own very first snowman. Much harder than we thought,
even harder when you have a bruised wrist from the
previous nights performance. But we managed
and proudly took snaps of our life sized snowman
wearing a pink beanie & scarf, sticks for its
arms and board game pieces for its eyes and
nose. We saw the cottage owners taking there own
snaps of the snowman the following morning.
We were then on our way the London where I was
hanging out to see some friends I had not seen in
years and the night we arrived I headed straight
out for a roast dinner at Kath's place who I trained
with in Australia. It was so great to see some familiar
faces and immediately I felt stronger and again,
a little more normal. We were in London for a week
and I tried to fit in as much as possible; a day
at Camden & Spittlefield Markets, a couple of
days shopping and simply wandering, a night out
to see Stomp with C-Jay and a few catch ups with
Adam and Sandra...some aussie friends! Oh, and how
could I forget the
unexpected punch in the face I received
when walking across the bridge on my way back to
the hotel...oh well, when in London!
Our premiering performances of The Age of Unbeauty
in Snape and London went very well and our one performance
of Birdbrain in London, since 2003, was also well
received. My wrist is still playing up a little
but nothing a few days rest won't fix.
We have just arrived in Coventry and almost immediately
I was off to teach a choreographic workshop to 12
young enthusiastic dancers. They came from all over
Coventry, some involved with a local youth dance
company and others studying dance at school. I enjoyed
the evening and look forward to catching up with
them after the performance tomorrow night at the
Warwick Arts Centre.
Tuesday 22nd Feb 2005
that idea about seeing the Lochness with Kristina
in Scotland, didn't exactly eventuate! I haven't
had such a great time lately. Been quite sick.
Came down with the flu which knocked me out, and
made life feel like it was coming to an end! Can
you believe that I didn't get to see a single thing
in a place that I was so excited to be in! Anyhow
the show in STIRLING still went on. I wasn't in
much of it, thank god! Garry had Caitlin and Tor
cover my parts which gave me some time to
rest. My head really wasn't there, and neither
was my body, and for the 1st time in my entire life
of dancing, I forgot to go on stage, to do one of
the only scenes I was doing!! I missed a whole
scene, and didn't realize until it was too late.
Imagine how many scenes I could have missed if I
was doing the whole show! Anyhow, I'm back
to normal now, and looking forward to performing.
Not long now until London. the butterflies
are begining to emerge!!
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