Read Manuel Mendoza’s Dallas Morning News special contribution article on Elle’s 20th, and final season.
It’s that time again!
I am about to leave for the theater to get ready for show number two.
Opening night was a success! Everyone seemed proud of their dancing. There were a few things everyone wanted to change about the way they performed. That’s part of what drives us back to the stage-how can we improve? What can we do better? What section of movement did we forget or mess up on, how was our overall performance? Live theater is exciting in that way.
The first piece I am in is the opening number created by previous Elle cast member Darby Wilde. The other dancers and I were nervous about this piece-especially because it is the opening number! Now that the first night is over with I can’t wait to dance it again. There’s something about the movement and the intention of the piece. It is a trio where the “main character” is looking back on her previous self in different stages of her life. I play the youngest character-in her twenties-young and searching for something, excited about where she might be going in life. It is a fun part to play as it wasn’t that long ago I was in this stage of life. Who should I be? Where should I go? What should I become?
It’s always more nerve wrecking when close family and friends come to see you. You want to dance your very best because you know more eyes will be on you and you alone. Other nights you aren’t sure who the audience is really watching so there isn’t so much pressure. Tonight most of my family is coming. I am excited to perform my very best for them!
Season 20, show 2, here I come!
Dates: June 2 & 3, and June 9 & 10, 2017 : Friday and Saturday 8:00 pm
Location: Black Box Theater
Collin College-Spring Creek Campus
2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway
Plano, TX 75074
Admission: $15 general admission
$12 Students, Seniors, Dance Council Members
Free to Collin College Students, Faculty, Staff
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