Yesterday night was the 15th out of 23 performances of La Bayadere. More and more dancers get injured or sick. The situation becomes more and more stressful for us, the understudies. Almost all the understudies are performing now. Me, I'm dancing in two roles every night now. At the same time, since Christmas approaches, we have performance every night or every two nights. We don't have two consecutive day offs anymore. Moreover, we are rehearsing for the next ballet Goldberg Variations in the afternoons everyday!! I start to feel seriously tired. At the beginning I was more than enthusiastic to dance on stage. By now, of course I always enjoy to perform, but pain and tiredness just make me suffer a little. Well, that's normal, that's my job after all.
Sharing with you two shots from La Bayadere backstage!