Monday, April 20, 2009

It's that time again!

Over the past year my troupe's performance schedule slowed down a bit. One member had a baby last fall, another has other performance obligations, and we all have busy personal lives. We're trying to get back into the swing of things, and so far we have long(er) sets to dance at two local events at the end of May and June. What that means, though, is it's time to pick music.


It's tough. Different people with different opinions, though we usually manage to find a middle ground or compromise. Sometimes we're excited about something we all want to dance to. I've been having a lot of trouble finding music I like lately, and all the classics feel so . . . blah. Sometimes I think I should put together the most repetitive and boring practice sets possible (or sets of things that are danceable but not really for performance) so when we pull out "the good stuff" we're excited about it. I have some iTunes credit and a gift certificate to Amazon that I should put to good use, but then I end up paralyzed with indecision! I'll freely admit, too, that I am the pickiest person ever. I have a very clear idea of what I think works for us musically, it's just finding something that matches that idea (oh, to have a band to work with!).

To top it off we have to pick costumes. I've been wanting some new "looks" lately, but along with time constraints it can be hard to get it to where all of us have the money to make and or buy new costumes pieces.

At least we have almost 6 weeks until the first performance!


Flissy said...

It's that crazy new junior member throwing a wrench into the works!!!

Amy said...

Believe me, you'll probably make it easier. We have awful decision problems.

TribalDancer said...

I totally understand where you're coming from. Though as directors, Renee and I have final say on the music. And most of what comes in is suggestions of mine to begin with, so I am almost always diggin' on what we're dancing to. BUt when we don't agree on putting a set together, it can be tough.

And don't be too eager for a band. That just means more opinions in hte mix! They don't just do whatever we say! LOL Good luck with costumes, too! It will all be great, I am sure!

Amy said...

Tribaldancer - So I can't just point at a band and say, "Play this! Write me music! Do it now!"? Damn! Back to the drawing board. ;)

Sharon "Shay" Moore said...


By the way, I started a Blogger dance blog (separate from my personal LJ blog I have had for 7 years), if you want to check it/link it!