Just thought I’d share a little round up of behind-the-scenes photos from this weekend’s performance of Agon & Orchis. This series of shows has been one of the most exhausting, exhilarating, and exciting of my entire career thus far. I performed in my first Balanchine ballet, danced in an incredible, innovative world premiere, and was promoted into the company. It’s safe to say I will never forget this weekend. Ever. And now, without further ado, I give you…the awkward Orchis dressing room shots! Enjoy:
There is so much potential energy in a stack of matches. All it takes is one simple spark and the whole pile is aflame.
Right now, the dancers of FBP are all sharing a correlative level of potential energy. Once set in motion, there is a possibility for each little spark to reach the (almost painfully) dry oxygen that inhabits the stage and burst into flames. I cannot express just how excited I am to even have the chance to experience this potential bonfire.
Tonight will be my first time ever performing a Balanchine ballet- a milestone for any professional dancer- and (for reasons that only type A personalities would understand) I am so glad that it’s Agon. As for Plotnikov’s Orchis, for any of you attending the show, please note your exits and practice a little stop, drop & roll…we’re going to burn it up.