Oh, my baaaaaack!

It’s been a rough month for me: I hurt my back a month ago during rehearsal, and I’ve been getting massages. That helped, but the massages couldn’t affect the underlying malalignment issues. So I have found a chiropractor and will continue that course of therapy. “Path” is next weekend, and I want to be able to concentrate on performance, not protection.

At any rate, some exciting news: Viscera now has a 20 x 20 ft sq performance surface that can be taken on the road; new video recording equipment; and the requisite software to edit the footage together into videos that can be uploaded on YouTube. Now I just need the time to do any of it… LOL

No rest for the weary…

I dunno ’bout Annie, but I’m still tired from the performance we just did, and suddenly we have to get ready for Path!! Well, better to be busy than bored. :) Be sure to check us out on October 15 and/or 16, 2010 at The Warehouse Performing Arts Center!

Seasonal themes

So, now that our September 25 performance is complete we are about to start working on getting “Path” in order for 2010. Our lovely designer created five templates for us to use, and the burgundy background is the “default” setting; however, we have a color scheme and special sets of buttons for each show we have conceptualized, and so it is now time to change over to the Autumn theme. The background is bronze, the buttons and labels, and the photo slide show are all updated to be current with the season. We thought it’d be a nice way to freshen up the site every couple of months. We hope you like it!

Performance summary: AWESOME!

Okay, so we had an awesome show tonight! There was a great turn out with really appreciative viewers, and we even got a standing ovation at the end. :) It was really great to have people from Charlotte drive up to Cornelius, and it was also great to have people nearby come out and support a new cultural venue. There were just enough mistakes to keep it exciting for us, but not so many that anything got derailed. One doesn’t want perfection: That is the prerogative of the gods. I believe you need surprises to stay engaged, so I think it was fantabuluscious! Again, many thanks to Marla for letting us perform at The Warehouse Performing Arts Center, and to everyone who came out to see our work. Once I am able to upload the video to my computer and edit the takes together there will be clips available on YouTube.

Jack

(Oh, and how’s this for a blooper: We forgot to pee before the performance… So we had to use a bucket in the dressing room. YEEHAW!)

Gearing up for The Warehouse

Today will be BUSY!! We have to start getting the components of the floor into the space and setting it up. It should be relatively easy once all the pieces are in the same place at the same time, but coordinating is difficult when everyone has lives! But we’ll get this done, and the show will be fabulous. :)

Dirty Dancing in the Streets!

Our very own Annie participated in Lake Lure’s first annual Dirty Dancing contest! She put her heels on and got down with her bad self! “Dirty Dancing” was one of the movies that inspired her to become a dancer in the first place, so it’s no surprise she would one day find herself swinging from poles and shakin’ it on the sidewalk. The five-minute competition, set to the soundtrack from the movie, was great fun and was ultimately won by a couple visiting from out of town.

Fluff Muffin: An evolution of a mascot

Thug…

Kitty Titty…

My preciousss…

Pussyrumpus…

Flufflewumpus…

Flufflumpagus…

Fluff Muffin…

Sweetness… Sweetness and Light!

Jack’s kitty, Sméagol, has many nicknames (probably one for each mood/personality). He deserves his own dance… We want him to be on stage. He’ll outshine and upstage us, but that’s the risk you take when working with genius. 😉

If you have any ideas for how we can make kitty an active mascot, please feel free to share them in the comments on this entry!

The Warehouse PAC

We are so excited to be working with Marla Brown up in Cornelius! She is so motivated and helpful (and she rights really amazing press blurbs, too!). We are looking forward to performing in her pristine black box theatre several times a year as we develop more work, and we think her energy and vision have what it takes to help develop the burgeoning arts scene north of Charlotte itself. We will be picking up the floor components in a week, setting up the space, and rehearsing next week! Time flies… Anyway, this is a shout out to Marla Brown and her Warehouse Performing Arts Center. Hey, any mention anywhere helps bulk up your Google results when people search for you, so why not spread some love? :)

Make sure you come see us on September 25, 2010 at 7:30 at The Warehouse! Click here for more details. We will be debuting Annie’s “V&B,” and we’ll also be performing “Suites for the (bitter)sweet” and Jack will be performing the first set of dances he ever choreographed on his own: “Quelques images de Baudelaire: Les fleurs du mal, Suite no. 1” – these were the dances that got him in UCLA!

Dancers dance, they don’t walk (obviously)

Okay, so the running joke amongst most dancers is that we can do anything (except walk). We were rehearsing recently, and as Annie was making her exit during scene 2 of “Path” she started singing and went to take a simple step… It wasn’t so simple after all… I guess she should be glad she swept the floor, since she ate a big slice of it. LOL