Rum+Pizza+Day 7 of Indy Convergence=Magic…and good times.
After a slower day to get caught up on projects, we went back into full swing with rehearsals on today. We had Kenpo in the morning, focusing quite a bit on some self-defense. We also worked on back kicks which I will hopefully remember if I am ever in a situation where I need to defend myself. That back kick is all glutes and quads, which I have in abundance.
After that it was swan time again and then a great Umbrella project rehearsal. One of the reasons I wanted to be a part of Indy Convergence is because I knew it would push me out of my comfort zone. I always want to continue to grow as an artist (as a performer, choreographer, and educator) and this experience is certainly helping me do that. I was given a speaking role that involves some improvisation. I have to admit that I prefer to dance in front of group over speaking. But this group was so supportive, I was able to push through my insecurities. Hopefully I can continue to improve and make Ellen proud on Saturday.
Then, the party began. We had a few hours with Robert for his side project about Haiti. Since one of the scenes is a Haitian carnaval, and rum is an important part of it, he had us also drink rum…it was for art. We created a lot of material. Rum and pizza are an excellent equation to create art. I have sincerely had a blast throughout this process, despite the hard work and sore muscles, but this rehearsal is probably at the top of the fun list 😉