The theatre where we performed is a small and cute theatre in Le Bouscat, 20 min away from the city center of Bordeaux. The stage first seemed to be small and hard to dance on, I was immediately worried for my bluebird variation in which I do a lot of jumps, but it turned out to be okay. We were then served with very good food for lunch.
The rehearsal in the afternoon went very well. Everything worked perfectly in the pas de deux, even though it was the first time for us to do it without a mirror and with the costumes.
It is very rare for me to be satisfied with my performance and this time was no exception, I was not very happy with what I did. Sometimes more we want something to work out, less it would. I think this time I wanted to do well too much, and I didn't control my energy well enough. Anyway, it is finally finished and I should feel relieved.
After the show we all went to a restaurant to celebrate. I was all tired and sleepy by then and wasnt hungry at all. I took an entree and once I got back to the hotel, bed!
Despite the difficulty of this gala, I dont regret any bit of it. I learnt a lot as usual and I really think I should do more pas de deux. The second piece that I did in this gala (after bluebird) is a neoclassical piece by a young choreographer from POB. Technically it is much easier than bluebird and I enjoyed the stage so much with my partner in this piece!
Now what? 18 performances of swan lake at Opera Bastille!