Let’s pick this up where I left off. I was about to have my first performance as part of The Bhoomi Project with Beats Antique at The Independent in SF. It went really well. I had a LOT OF FUN. How can you not with these girls?
That night was one big WIN. 😀
THEN! I got to go to Tribal Massive with House of Tarot! My first time in Vegas, and I get to hang with extremely talented, lovely, and FUN people!
The show had some bumps(hey- it was the first time we had performed it), but it was still SO AMAZING! We’re still pluggin’ away at it- get ready to be BLOWN AWAY at Tribal fest. OH! And guess what? We’re doing a 3 night show for House of Tarot in August. IN OAKLAND! Hang on to yer hats, people. We’re comin to get ya!
Oh, and if you ever want to feel like a super hero, I suggest dancing with Zoe Jakes and Amy Sigil. Unmata invited Zoe, Krisenna (amazing ITS teacher) and I to improv with them at Massive. I felt like I could FLY after that!
This last weekend, I was able to perform and teach at Cues & Tattoos, an Improv-based festival in Seattle. This was my second year at Cues- Amar ran the afterparty for Adriene and Julia (the amazing ladies behind said festival) last year, and I was able to hang out, and perform at the afterparty with my gal Sam Riggs. (Love you Sammi!)
Last year just proved to us that this is- without a doubt- one of the most well run festivals we’ve been to. You know what’s sexy? Producers that know how to DELEGATE! And not just to anyone- they delegate duties and tasks to people that actually *GASP* DO THEM! It was a treat to see the Seattle community again- and make new friends. A BIG BIG thank you to all of the lovelies that came to my workshop (in the very last time slot of the festival). I know you were all exhausted, but I can’t thank you enough for hanging in there, and listening and PLAYING.
Thank you to all that gave kind words about my performance on Friday. I really wanted to make it special for all of you! That night was amazing- not only did I get to exhibit my craft of solo improv- but I also got to show my LOVE of group Improv with Unmata and Dahlia. WHAT A FREAKIN RUSH!!!!
On the social end of Cues was a wild herd of glitterfied ruffians I am lucky enough to call my friends! My two brain sisters/besties (Marie and Jeanne) came in from Boise, ID with Cairo Fusion Dance Co. (and CF rocked it at the afterparty!) This provided a much needed download with them ::insert random noises, snarky comments, and general hive mentality here:: as well as the usual hijinks of food, booze, and ridiculous dancing. I lub them.
There is also another group which made the weekend more than bushels of fun. Tessera- I’m lookin’ at you. (Janet, Jesse, Sophia, and special guest)(coughWENDYcough) I won’t write down all of the antics witnessed, and I’m sure I’m not privy to a bunch of them- but all I can say is ALL THE LUBS FOR YOUUUUUUUU. The Re-Bar… oh man…
And my Seattle visit would be definitely incomplete had I not
DERPED LIKE A BOSS with my pal Sarah. XO!
Oh- and Amar was there. He’s my best. Helped me on Friday before the Instructors Show, and then I got to help him on Saturday because of the afterparty. Yup. Best.
And finally, the Beats Antique show at Ace of Spades in Sacramento last night. DAmn. What a rush! Dancing with Bhoomi Project is still new and exciting for me. I’m still a bit of a fan girl, I think… It’s amazing being up there with them! It was an amazing night with two of my dance families coming together (Hot POt represented in the crowd, and UNMATA performed a set before we went on) emotional, crazy making, fun, AGGHHHHHHHH MOMENTS!
This life is crazy. This life is fun. This life can be hard. But I’ll be damned if I don’t try to make the best of it.