Hi everyone. I know it’s been a long time since I’ve updated, so I’ll give you a quick run-down of what’s been going on with me.

First, Uprising was an incredible success. It was such a great experience working with Horsefeathers and performing at Mississippi Studios. I can’t wait to do it again (in a modified format) at the Wonder Ballroom on January 22, 2010. Tickets are available for purchase online, more info at www.obt.org

Second, I sprained my ankle the day after Thanksgiving. I was hiking in the gorge (on a paved trail non-the-less) and managed to sprain it pretty good. However, a little over a week has passed and with some time off, and lots of ice and physical therapy, it’s feeling much better and I will be dancing opening weekend. This is the first time I’ve had an injury that has been this debilitating, so it was probably harder for me emotionally than physically, but I’m feeling pretty excited about how well it’s healed, and I can’t wait to get onstage this weekend.

Lastly, things are full steam ahead here at OBT. Not only are we rehearsing Nutcracker, but Emery LeCrone is here creating a new work for our Duets program in the spring. It’s pretty interesting being able to see a Nutcracker rehearsal in one studio, and then walk over to the other studio and watch some incredibly exciting work be created. Once the piece is closer to completion I might try and put up a video of some of the work.

Thanks for reading!
Steven

Here are some pictures from Emery’s rehearsal today:


Brian Simcoe and Anne Mueller

Emery watching Yuka Iino and Javier Ubell

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