Working on our recital piece, we ended up having to go over this one 36 count long section for about 30 minutes straight.
It’s not necessarily a difficult section, a little confusing, but once you get it, it’s hard to mistake. For some reason, we struggled with this as a whole; one part of the second 6 (not 8) count section proved especially problematic. We did it over and over and over again until we knew that we did the plie until count 4 when we went into pique arabesque instead of count 3, and that it was pique, not a releve up to it.
Jilissa told us how important it is for all of us to be on the same count. Since we’re dancing in a group like a corps type movement, if one is off, it throws the whole thing. She said some of us got it every time, while others struggled.
“You all have to fight for it. You have to decide that this is what you want and fight for it.”
That thing that feels impossible?
Fight for it.
Don’t you dare give up before it has the chance to prove to you that there’s possibility there.
You can do all things.
Where’s your strength?