Hello people. Viola here as always and welcome to my blog – this is my 8th blog since I started in March. It’s great to be able to express my feelings to you guys and just be able talk about anything with you, I am so greatful for that.
Anyways, it’s a simple blog today for you, I’m just going to have a chat about my day.
School has been really frantic for me ever since Friday, a lot has been going on and some times I didn’t even know what to do. Today was particularly stressful. and I’ve been worrying about it for months.
I had my final Dance Practical examinations. I had the exams all day so I just came into school in my dance kit and I had to perform 3 pieces – one of which I had to do twice. I’ll try and explain it as best as I can but the British people here taking GCSE Dance will understand the best.
My first piece was a “Ghost Dance” which is performed in groups of 3. It’s based on a piece by Christopher Bruce about these three Ghosts who take people to life after death. My teacher does the choreography for this one so everyone’s piece is the same and we performed it one group at a time in front of the examiner. Mine went well, I only wobbled a bit on the balancing move once but it was fine. This was the one I had to do twice because they had to mark 3 people at once.
My 4a piece I had to choreograph myself. It’s based on the sweets in “Nutcracker” by Matthew Bourne. I had the choice of three different sweets and do a dance in that style, Either Liquorice Allsorts (flamenco style), Knickerbocker Glory (smooth and elegant) or Gobstopper (loud and strong). I chose Knickerbocker Glory cos that’s more my style. I was given motifs and basically I just had to develop them into my own moves and create a dance to my own choice of music.
My 4b piece is the same thing but I have to find my own stimulus and create my own motifs. My stimulus was a poem about anxiety because I used to suffer from it. I still do but I’ve almost overcome it, I almost rarely get anxious now.
This was my worst piece. I chose a song to dance to but it just didn’t work so I then spent a month creating a dance that had no music for it so I just had to prey that it suited the tune. I finally found a good song and rehearsed this dance for months but at the start of March when I showed what I had done to Miss I was told that the piece made no sense at all.
In conclusion I had to completely start all of it again in the space of a month. I had to redo my written work, bin my old Programme Note essay and start the whole dance from scratch. I performed it at the practice run through on Saturday and my teacher said it was still a mess so I had to turn it around in two days which was impossible.
I didn’t worry about 4b too much because my 4a is really good so any marks that I lost on 4b, my other piece would make up for it.
However, when I performed 4a, my best piece, disaster struck. I froze. For 4 seconds. That doesn’t sound like much but I totally lost focus after that and even though I ran through it ten times before i went on, my mind went blank. To make matters worst I made it so obvious that i screwed up because I pulled a “I screwed up, I don’t know what I’m doing” face.
Although I still think my 4b is bad, I think I fixed it enough so the concept is understandable and the dynamics were better. So hopefully I didn’t screw up as bad as I think and I might have saved my ass on 4b. I won’t know until August.
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Stay swagalicious guys! Viola over and out xxx