I cannot believe it... but sometimes it's good to live in one of those single party run countries, because today (on the 90th anniversary of F. Castro), I got to meet VIENGSAY VALDES!!! In person! I got photos, and she's amazing, and she's beautiful, and so stunning, and so strong, and she can balance forever and ever, and I'm still all a flutter from getting to meet someone I thought I would never in my life get to see perform in person!
Dream come true
Posted 21 August 2016 - 11:57 AM
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Posted 22 August 2016 - 03:42 AM
Wonderful! What a lovely & exciting experience. There is nothing like a live performance.
Posted 22 August 2016 - 12:04 PM
Yay! So glad for you. I am looking forward to meet her too. We'll get a performance here in Phnom Penh on the 27th of August. I have my VIP seats reserved.
Posted 26 August 2016 - 06:10 AM
It is not too bad. I've danced on it before, but it's a raked stage.
Also the ceiling is low, making anyone on the stage appear gigantic. When the Korean National Ballet performed there they looked like they were all 10ft tall.
Posted 07 September 2016 - 03:27 AM
Me and another dancer I asked them if they minded if we watched their rehearsal, and then Viengsay asked me if we wanted to do barre with them. I almost peed myself I was so shocked and excited.
I am thrilled I got to do barre with them, but boy did I feel inadequate. I felt like a potato at the barre. Completely out of place and inadequate. But they were focused on their work so I think they didn't pay too much attention to me.
I never expected this would happen, but yeah this was a dream come true for me too. Wow.