Still Here

I know you’re not ever supposed to start posts saying ‘I’m sorry for not posting in forever.’ But I normally write once or more per day, so, really, I’m sorry for not posting in forever! I’m just working on this ridiculously hard short story that really should be a novel (it’s 20,000 words right now and I’ve already cut out a bunch of stuff)– and hopefully it will be someday. Well, it will be, but I don’t know if it will ever be a published novel. The industry isn’t looking too good these days and I don’t know if I have the nerve to self-publish…

Anyway, I went to see Alvin Ailey on Sunday night (Blues Suite — my first time seeing it– liked but didn’t love it; Flowers, about Janis Joplin, which grew on me, especially the dream sequence with all the hilarious but uber sexy ’60’s  era bootie shorts and leg fringe; and Revelations, which I could honestly see about 30 times per season — basically every night they do it — and never tire of it). I still have to blog about the two Ailey works that were new to me this season — Blues Suite and Masekela Langage, the second of which I loved. More about that later.

I always get very depressed around this time of year and I think it has a lot to do with Alvin Ailey ending their City Center season. I always get depressed when dance company seasons end but more so with this group than any other.

I also need to write my end-of-the-year favorites list (probably going to go with Nimrod Freed’s PeepDance as my overall favorite and Craig Salstein’s Time for ABT for new choreography, ABT’s Tudor Centennial and Alvin Ailey’s 50th anniversary celebrations for events), but I want to do links, and I don’t have time to do that now. Also desperately trying to make myself well. I somehow caught a nasty cold, which I want to be gone by tomorrow night so I can go out with friends and have a reasonably good time.

So, will blog soon! In the meantime, please check out dance tweeters and their tweets (see previous post). And have a most festive New Year’s eve!

9 Comments

  1. Did you watch the Kennedy Center Honors tonight? I'm about to head to bed but tomorrow plan to find a video of the Twyla Tharp part… The Sinatra Suite was just… amazing.

    Don't feed bad about not updating… I've got a list of stuff I need to write about but December just gets crazy

  2. Feel better soon! You blog a lot more than I do. 😉 My favorite part in Flowers is the dance sequence with the drug dealer/Satan/boyfriend or whoever he is. I get depressed when the SF Ballet season ends, but I'm usually out there so often to see them when it ends that it's also mixed with a sense of relief that the rest of my life can go on. :) Happy new year! Here's to another year of great dance and theater.

  3. Katrina, I heard from someone else that Marcelo danced it! I missed it! I know they have YouTubes of Sinatra Suite danced by Baryshnikov and Elaine Kudo, but I don't think there are any of the current ABT dancers. Did you find any? What did you think of him???!

    Happy New Year's you guys!

  4. um.. hottie :) I can't find a video yet but I thought he was amazing… his partner was okay… there was a costume slight malfunction… But he was amazing.

  5. Happy new year!

    Anyone else having weirdness when they try to get to the WInger?

  6. Yep… I had to change my bookmark to just the winger.com try that

  7. Hey SanderO! I think the problem you're having probably has something to do with the redesign Kristin just did. If you have an old bookmark, you need to reenter the address simply as http://www.thewinger.com (there is no “/words” on the end anymore). At least that was the problem I was having. Hope that helps!

    Happy New Year, Tonya! Hope the story is going well. I am in the same boat as you…blogging has become so difficult over the past few weeks with all of this holiday madness!

  8. SwanLakeSambaGirl

    Thanks M & Katrina :) Sorry I'm taking so long to post these comments. I can't seem to figure out how to have them post automatically without me having to approve them. Maybe Disqus just doesn't allow that…

    Anyway, happy New Year everyone!

  9. SwanLakeSambaGirl

    Thanks M & Katrina :) Sorry I'm taking so long to post these comments. I can't seem to figure out how to have them post automatically without me having to approve them. Maybe Disqus just doesn't allow that…

    Anyway, happy New Year everyone!

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