четверг, 24 мая 2012 г.

My Perfect Day

What would be a perfect day for me?
Let me try to imagine it.
I wouldn't get up early, sometime about nine o'clock. Then I'd shower, eat breakfast and so on. At eleven classical lessons would start. It would take me two hours. Then soft-shoes Irish dance class, that would take me more than an hour and a half. Then I would have a small lunch and a half hour of rest before hard shoes dance class. Hard shoes dance class would start at half past three and it would take me two, three or four hours.
Then I would go home to do something else: study, read, do some handycraft, meet with friends, do housework, have a walk with the camera and take some photos or just relax with a good film. Or, perhaps I would have some rehearsal as usual. It is also OK. At eleven p.m. I would already be home. I would take a shower and have a massage for an hour and then go to bed.
I hope one day I will be able to have such a schedule. And I will have my classes with good teachers.

среда, 23 мая 2012 г.

Masterclasses with Colin Dunne

I want to be happy all my life. Dancing makes me happy, so I want to dance all my life.
Well, actually I want to tell you about some master-classes I participated these days. It was Colin Dunne who gave them. To say in a word, everything was wonderful.

He made me understand many important things about Irish dances. I think, that it is worth even just seeing how he moves. Some easy steps become a kind of miracle when he shows them. It is not because he is a star or something like that. He is just a genius dancer. "Listening to music is one of the most important things in dancing" he says. How right he is! "Try to do everything easy, feel comfort in doing things"... I tried to remember every word.

Well, I must admit our teacher, Nazarov, is genius too, because he has been teaching us to feel Irish dances the same way.

I want to dance, I want more Irish dances. I want have five hours training sessions every day. Unfortunately, I have no opportunity.

By the way, I don't mean "tradition dances" with all those fieses, wigs and other stuff. I want to keep on learning "performance style".

"Dance is just a language of our body. Let yourself speak this language. Every movement is a word, so learn the words carefully and make sentences.. " Colin and Polina say the same thing, so it must be true.

I wish I could.....