je danse dans ma tete Posted May 19, 2008 Report Share Posted May 19, 2008 I have not been dancing for very long and have experimented with various dance forms- tap, jazz, flamenco, ballroom. Now however, I am becoming heavily involved in modern dance. This did not concern me at first since it was just a complement to ballet (I really want to become good at ballet but do not care about the other forms). Recently I got invited to perform with a local modern dance co. by my modern teacher. I have never performed before and she says it will be a good experience for me and will show me that I am better than I think I am (increase my self esteem)... she also thinks it will benefit my ballet because one thing I lack that everyone else in my class has had is performing experience. The modern performance has not happened yet, but I spend a ton of time rehearsing. The modern dancers in the company are all very serious about modern and although they all have lots of ballet bakground are openly 'anti-ballet'. Because I am rehearsing with pros I find that I am working very hard, even more than in ballet- I cannot make them look bad on stage, this is their career! Ballet however is just recreation and i do not think I will ever have a performing opportunity as a 20-something intermediate student. There is already talk of three more performances in the near future and it is hoped that I will be in all of them. I am worried that I have not solidified my ballet technique enough for this to be a good idea... I am worried that especially with summer break (1 month) coming up in ballet, my body will start to take to the modern movements and my progress in ballet will go down the drain... I learn quickly and I know ballet affects my modern... I just don't want my modern to negatively impact my ballet! Does that seem overly cautious? Am I being silly? What are your thoughts? Thanks, Lauranne Quote Link to comment
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