Today had been a loooong day. We have been rehearsing La Dame aux Camélias everyday since the Concours de Promotion at the beginning of this month. The difficult lifts and partnering of this ballet really tire the upper body for the boys. It is even more difficult with the costumes, dancing with girls with a big long dress.
After running the whole 3-acts ballet once this afternoon, we are back on stage tonight with the orchestra and the costumes. It was really stressful for me, dancing with a partner always is. Especially La Dame is technically quite difficult. It is first cast tonight, I only did the Red Ball. In the second cast, I also do the Golden Ball, which is slightly easier.