blue | Setting The Barre
Each on occasion, a ballet comes alongside that’s simply…particular. Enter Trey McIntyre‘s Blue Till June.
This ballet ticks all the packing containers I didn’t know have been empty. Set to the music of Etta James, Blue Till June has bought soul. It’s bluesy and narrative however not cumbersome, technical however completely unpretentious. It swings- the music, the motion, the temper. An ensemble piece, it highlights every dancer in a means that feels enjoyable and collaborative, like every considered one of us is a necessary puzzle piece, revealing parts of plot for the viewers to untangle.
I really feel very grateful to be engaged on two completely different roles on this ballet, “Michelle” in a single solid and “Erin” within the different. Each ladies are drastically completely different, which makes the research of their characters all of the extra thrilling for a pseudo ac-tor like myself. Michelle dances “My Dearest Darling“, a plotting pas de deux a couple of less-than-savory relationship on the finish of its rope. Erin, however, acts as a little bit of a purveyor over the ballet, multifaceted as each daring and central within the story and a fly on the wall watching the opposite plotlines unfold.
Engaged on this ballet is an expertise that solely comes round as soon as in a blue (till june) moon (heh). It feels fulfilling each bodily and emotionally, and isn’t that the not often noticed reward of dedicating your self to a life within the arts?
We’ll be performing Blue Till June in Westerly after which once more 3 extra instances in Windfall. For tickets.