Saturday, October 25, 2008

DanceMind: Dear Janie: In Pieces.

Sorry I have not on the blog. The trip to Europe for 10 days put me behind and this week was catch up.  In the next few days I have several things that need to be accomplished here. 

1. responding to your posts, of course.
2. I am having a drawing for the book I have listed below as one to read.
3. We need to talk about auditioning as we are moving into that season. Hey you are NOT auditioning this year. Except now, every day is an audition of sorts.
4. Look for a a discussion on about audition. Nine Tips To Your Best Audition.


I do have a question - You have a way of pushing yourself beyond what most people can handle.
  • Do you think that this is required of dancers, ballet expecially?
  • How do you know when you have to stop and care for yourself?  For example, burning, blistered, painful toes can lead to infections which would most likely sideline you for a few days and set a recovery period.  When  do you draw the line?  A Broken bone? A gaping wound? Obvious illness?
  • It is an interesting dilemma for performers, musician, athletes.  How many push thru a game or performance with serious injuries that would send most people to bed.
I think your opinion matters. Lets discuss this back and forth. With you being a professional ballet dancer, I think a lot of the dancers here would like to hear what happens within you that allows you to continue.
  • Also, is it different now that you are a professional?
Sanna Carapellotti, MS CHT

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