Posts Tagged ‘sore’


Yes, we’re learning more repertory!

February 27, 2012

Tomorrow marks day three of a marathon of sorts learning the newest piece to be studied and performed by the Jerusalem Academy Dance Ensemble.

We are working on a section from Crystal Pite‘s Matter of the Maker, taught by Sharon Vazanna. The piece was originally created for the Cullberg Ballet, from Sweden. Though learning the section so quickly is temporarily taking a toll on my body, my curiosity about the piece and the collateral research both trump the soreness in my hamstrings, glutes, and fibularis muscles. I’m so grateful to be learning this repertory!

I remember seeing Pite’s Ten Duets on a Theme of Rescue performed by Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet a few years ago at the State Theater in New Brunswick. Here is a video trailer of the piece I had seen those years ago.



This is really some winter “break.” At least I’ll be ready to hit next week’s start of the Academy’s Spring Semester head on!


Not Everything’s About Israel

September 14, 2011

בוקר טוב, everyone!

I’ve realized that all my posts have been about the novelty of being here in Jerusalem. Yes, my purpose here is to report all of my foreign adventures, but I’ve been recently reminded that at the end of the day, I am a student and a dancer, and it almost doesn’t matter where I am.

…because when I lie in my bed at night, I’m still hoping the sleep I get is enough.
…and when I wake up in the morning, I’m sore in all the familiar places.

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