This past Saturday, I had my first Flamenco performance!
After having searched the malls and expensive stores along Yonge St. for most of both Friday and Saturday, I finally settled on a very bright red top by Guess, quite expensive, but definitely worth it. It looked great on me, and it’s funny – I hate the colour red, but it’s one of the few bright colours that actually suits my complexion. Well, that’s okay. At least I don’t have to look at me when I’m wearing the colour I dislike so much!
I paired the bright red top with an intensely bright red lipstick by Mac, a black swirly skirt I got a year ago and barely ever wear, and proper Flamenco shoes bought from The Art of Expression (if you live in Toronto and need Flamenco shoes, be sure to get them from this store – high quality, great service).
The dress rehearsal lasted all afternoon, during which I got to see varying levels of performers. It was really quite inspiring, and I’m looking forward to working on this more. July classes will be starting soon, and they will run for an extra half hour than my beginner’s class is used to – time to start pushing to the next level!
In any case, the performances went fairly well (there were two). I made a couple of mistakes, in each one, but recovered without looking like I’d done too much wrong. And it was quite exhilerating to be up on stage – the second audience we had was quite rowdy, shouting out ole’s! and other such things to us as the energy levels of the dancers demanded. Wonderful!
I didn’t get any photographs, but I’m looking forward to some being posted on the Ritmo Flamenco website at some point in the future, possibly, and there will be a video produced a little later, which I will obtain for a mere $20 and send off to my parents for their proud viewing enjoyment. 😉