I am now in the metro going back home. Today supposed to be a day off in the Opera, but I rehearsed for coming Sunday’s gala in Luxembourg where I will be performing always the same program, and I got coached for my Concours de Promotion. I am now exhausted after one whole day of dancing, but no hope for a day off in the coming three weeks!!! I was very worried yesterday about the Concours because I found out that I have to be unexpectedly active in my preparation, no one would be there to ask me to do this and that yet there are important things to be done/ practiced/ prepared. I just didn’t know how nor used to playing this kind of game. But this afternoon’s coaching has been most enriching. There were more talking than dancing, I really appreciated the mental relieve that my coach gave me.
Yesterday was Mid-Autumn Festival in China. I don’t have any mooncakes with me this time although I really miss them. I didn’t even look at the beautiful full moon on this occasion. I think I am getting further and further away from Chinese Festivals because I am often alone in Paris on those dates and don’t feel it celebrating on my own.
Another good news would be I became second cast in Violin Concerto (Balanchine), which will be in October. This would be much easier than being just an understudy. At least I will be dancing during the rehearsals instead of trying to learn every spot from the back of the studio.
Oh, it feels good writing, I really should keep this up. I should write more about the Concours in the next posts.