LULU Blogs #3

LULU Blogs #3

MascallDance is lucky to have Lulu apprenticing with us this spring as part of her studies prior to graduating from The School for Contemporary Dancers Winnipeg.  She will be a regular contributor to TALK during her work with us.  Catch  the  upcoming BLOOM showings she refers to  – more info HERE.

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I don’t know how I’m going to solve going to class. Where to go not to mention when to find the time. In Winnipeg we don’t have CADA.

 

It’s  daunting to come into a whole new dance environment. Especially one that is as broad and active as Vancouver’s (at least at first glance).  First of all, how to choose which classes and events and premieres and workshops and shows to attend, but also the people! How to remember all my new acquaintances and their connections starting from ground zero. I’m tempted to start a catalogue.

 

I thought Tara Cheyenne is an amazing performer.  I have seen one solo show in the 3.5 years I’ve been living in Winnipeg, and it was not a local production.

 

It has been  inspiring to  work  with  all these different BLOOM choreographers. They have this great opportunity and it’s fun to be a part of that – to assist in their creative process, help them succeed or fail or discover and explore exciting ideas.

 

I love living in the West End – at this point, I can’t imagine being anywhere else. I see the beach first thing on my walk to MascallDance, and all the way home after a long day at the studio. I’ve been here 7 days and I’ve had sushi four times- when I come to the coast all I want is seafood.

 

I am really enjoying sitting in on Jennifer’s Three Cornered Hat rehearsals, seeing her process in action. The dancers are a truly inspiring bunch.  Each seems to have such confidence in themselves as dancers. They know what they can do  – it’s just nice to see professionals  I suppose – they have so much history and so many experiences . They don’t pretend to be anything other than themselves – they’re confident and comfortably living their life as artists.