Can you believe it? It’s nearly twelve days until the curtain is raised for the opening night of Midsummer! The past few weeks have flown by in a flurry of pointe shoes, hair pins, and rehearsals and the next twelve will be over before we know it. The reality of how close the shows are truly sank in today when we had our first official dress rehearsal. It was truly magical seeing all of the roles come to life with colorful wigs, light up skirts and turquoise ballet flats.
It’s amazing how much a costume can help a dancer get into character, providing that last bit of inspiration needed to really create the character. I know my new costume for Hippolyta helped bring an extra spark to my first act choreography (how can I resist red, gold, and leopard print???). I can only imagine how fantastic everything will look once it’s framed on a stage with lighting, a set, and an orchestra in the pit!
Twelve days before Midsummer, The fairies gave to me…
Ladybugs, moths and bumblebees!
on Sunday, November 13th