Giselle - ready and waiting:
Rehearsals have been very exciting, every dancer is now just waiting for the 15 minute call just before the curtain goes up. The energy and anticipation of the dancers who are behind the curtains just flows out into the audience and the atmosphere becomes electric.
The costumes make the dancers feel like a million dollars fills them with a joyfulness and somehow makes them suddenly twirl in their skirts (often).
When they step into the light on stage every part of every dancer feels a hightened awareness of beauty and excellence, needing to tell the audience this simple story.
Standing on the side of the stage watching every cast member striving to be at their best is a privilege and fills me with pride. - one sleep to go!!