It's a video of the finale of the first ballet of this season at the POB: Theme and variation. For those who followed this blog since September, you may remember that, I replaced in this ballet. I was so surprised to see myself in this video! I am actually the one at the right bottom corner at the beginning of the video. This video is special to me because it marked my first appearance on the stage of Palais Garnier as a professional dancer there. The female soloist that you'll see later in the video is actually my "petite mere", Heloise Bourdon. The video is a bit long. Apart from what I've mentioned it may not be interesting for you to watch till the end. I wanted to put it here as a record anyway.
Yesterday I returned to the sport center where I've been for the dance exam last time, for another....... dance exam! Yes, twice. How strange the French baccalaureat is! Once again the conditions were terrible. This time the examiner also challenged me during the oral part of the exam by arguing about my choreography approach.... well in brief it was very unpleasant for me. One of my friends told me however, "If you get a bad mark for dance exam, call the exam center and complain! If a POB dancer gets a low mark, who could get a good mark?" I think she's right. Let's see...
Then today, I just did my English oral exam. It was, once again, very strange. The examiner makes me think of one of my English teachers at the Paris Opera Ballet School who was a bit big headed and who spoke English with a slight French accent.
It went quite well, but I felt quite uncomfortable during the exam.
Next exams would be the big subjects.... Mathematics, philosophy, scientific subjects.....etc. in two weeks' time. And before that, I will have another gala in Marseille in which I will do a new contemporary piece, I will have a meeting with Mr. CY Leung just next to the Opera! So nervous about it! And I joined a Chinese cuisine promotional event where I will see other Hongkongers!
All these are exciting, aren't they? I feel like riding on a roller coaster now!