February 11th, 2005

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Dream time!

I had a dream that I went home after finals and Daniel followed me. I invited him for dinner but he just wanted to make his packaged haddock on the couch. I told him he could use the kitchen, but he said he was fine. Then Heather showed up and she wasn't feeling well, so we set up a tent in the sun room for her(actually, the tent was already set up) and she hid in it and we turned the lights down in the room. Then we went in the family room. Daniel decided to do his hair really strangely (like brush it from the back to the front so it was all sticking up weird) this caused me not to reconginize him and I thought he was someone else that I knew, but couldn't figure out who. Then he changed his hair because he realized it looked dumb. I think at some point Kidder showed up. Very interested dinner party we were having. :-P

My parents were going to move to NJ, to the booton/mountain lakes area. For some reason, they were having a garage sale after they moved so we were in NJ having a garage sale. My parents were trying to sell all the stuff that I saved from the *last* time we were selling stuff (some of the stuff I actually had saved from the auction in real life, but some of the other stuff was just random). This of course made me very upset and I started going around grabbing all the stuff I didn't want to be sold and taking it away some place. Then the phone rang and it was Uncle Ken. He wanted me to go to the Home Depot and pick something up for him. I didn't know where it was or how to get there, though, and he wouldn't give me directions because he thought I was kidding. Then there was a parade or something coming down the street and we were all standing in this area that was like a laundry room on the sidewalk and we were trying to figure out what was going on.

I seemed like I was yelling at people through the whole dream. Arg. I hate being angry, so it was annoying. Angry was like the theme of it, so I looked it up on dream moods.

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DanceFest 2005!

I went to DanceFest last night and it was a great time. I had forgotten how much I like going to dance shows. So here's a run-down:

~ Thomas Warfield is awesome. He did a very moving tribute to the victims of the tsunami.

~ Christine (from Tap class) did a wonderful job! I am so proud of her! :-D She choreographed her own tap dance and did a wonderful job using space. The only problem was they didn't have floor mics and the curtain was up, so the tap sounds weren't all that clear. But she had an awesome 20s style and really worked the music (Sultry Swing, Benny Goodman).

~ The hip-hop type dancing was so much fun to watch. I was bopping around in my seat. :-)

~ "Chess Game"... hm. what to say? It had it's good moments. It was choreographed by Warfield as well but in homage to Alwin Nikolai, a famous (supposedly) choreographer. It was in imitation of a chess game, except very abstract. The lighting was awesome... it looked like there was a chess board on the floor. The dance didn't really fit the music, though, there would be a climax in motion and no climax in music or vice-versa. It was distracting. And then the ending of the dance was kinda dumb. The execution of the choreography was done well, though. Again, *yea* Christine!

~ 5 people from the swing club did a bit of impromptu stuff to "It Don't Mean a Thing if it Ain't Got That Swing"... 3 of the people were good enough to be on stage. It was kinda strange how they did it... switching off partners while the other three would just jive in the back. Could have been more, um, choreograph-ful. :-P

~ The Beloved. Original Choreography by Lester Horton(1906-1953). It was powerful to say the least and definitely made a statement. I want to know how they do "original" choreography like that, though. Never made much sense to me. Is it all written down somewhere?

~ ONE! Very cute dance done by what seemed to be a bunch of relatives (at least, they mostly have the same last names. :-P) There was a little girl, no more than 6 years old. She was having so much fun! It was adorable.

~ Ah, the ballet piece! "Fluers de Printemps"... the dancers looked like they stepped right out of that Monet painting! And the girl that did the toe dancing was very good. I'm always impressed with toe dancing.

~ "Dance from my Teacher" Okay, this guy tapped. And I do me tapped. No music for about 2 minute straight. He did some stuff that I know how to do, but is just more impressive when you're on a stage. :-P He also did these things that Linda was showing us in class the other day where you hitch your leg and jump over it with your other leg. Yeah, he did that repeatedly. It was awesome. He also did a jump-roping type thing with 2 bandanas that were tied together. Whoa, cool. :-) And you could hear his tapping because he did it all in front of the curtain.

~ Thriller. Erin (from Tap class) as Michael Jackson! She did a great job and so did the zombies. It was totally cool.

There were a bunch more pieces, but I'm done writing now. Go see it! It's open 'til Sunday!

Random Trivia from my oatmeal:
Q: What are the "dog days" of summer?
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