There are many things in this world that excite me: a well-made bed followed by well-made french toast, for example; a conversation with a friend I've lost touch with; recognizing a favorite ballerina in line at a coffee shop, loving a book from the very first page. HOWEVER, there are a few things that excite me more than most other things: Italian Wine, TrioDance Collective, and my brand-new Harlem apartment. Well, I am a lucky human, because I experienced all three simultaneously last night during our pre-season gathering of dancers and the people who mean most to them.
There were cheeses, and there was wine. And I was happy. The thing that struck me most about last night was that- oh my god- this is a family of exceptional individuals. Exceptional. And I feel so fortunate and grateful to spend time with this family every week in rehearsal and every season in performance. This happens to be the first season in which we haven't added any new dancers to the group, and I can feel it galvanizing into a really cohesive, considerate, supportive group. Fluidly, though. Fluid galvanization?
During a residency in 2010, we initiated a game I will call "impressions." It is a parlor game, if you will. I don't need to tell you too much about it, but suffice it to say, it makes everyone feel happy and it inspires a lot of laughter. I'm so proud to be at the helm of yet another (a 6th!!!) Trio season with the lovely, talented, and inimitable Emily Jeffries, and I can't wait to see what we all create over the next few months. Keep your eye on our blog for special content by our dancers! I'm so excited!