crazy to add another thing to the list. But 11 weeks ago when I walked into my first OnStage rehearsal I realized, I was surrounded by people who were all going through the same thing. We ALL have full time jobs, side-jobs, teaching gigs, significant others, and other-than-dance hobbies. We keep a change of clothes in our cars, always laugh in the face of exhaustion, and use dance as fuel to keep us moving to that moment that makes it all worth it... performance day. We're awesome, we're crazy.
Now, that our show is over... it's time to breathe. Time to take a break from rehearsals, and just chill out. Will we do that? Probably not. Many of us are suffering from what Jess Muise has coined "PDD" Post-Dance-Depression... already planning pieces for next season, booking rehearsal spaces for National Choreography Month, and harassing fellow dancers for photos, videos, memorabilia from Saturday's performance. We literally don't know what to do without a jam packed schedule. I admit I spent most of today cooking, eating, and napping, despite the other projects I have on my to-do list.
The thing is, when you meet a group of 65 very passionate people, you make time to share experiences with them. You take time to create, to practice, and to perform. And at the end of it all, I think we'll all agree that the exhaustion and frustration of living out of your car (or bus or T), is totally, and completely, worth it.
Go behind the scenes with our dancers and choreographers and get an insider's look into OnStage Dance Company.