12 Minutes Max!

Yesterday we all rolled in to the studio late– a *ahem* few minutes after 10am, and had a kind of a weird moment… we all started asking each other about work the night before. The trifecta was swept to the 4 winds a few days ago– Liza to Vashon Island to perform with the Aerialistas, Bridget to Corvallis, OR to teach at a yoga retreat, and Jill stayed in Seattle to perform at the new Velocity space on Cap Hill on Saturday night. The rundown was that the Velocity party was a blast and everyone was hammered and Jill had fun blowing people’s minds, the Vashon shows were great and Moisture Festival is more fun every year, and the retreat was intimate and rewarding and we love our friend Jessica in Corvallis who organized it. But we all felt a little funny to have been doing our things apart instead of together. Our work depends so much on our common language– the catch-you-pull-me doesn’t work unless we are focused in our bodies and on each other. It takes a measure of focus and precision and energy. It is work. And we were all exhausted; Bridget had even driven straight back into town and to rehearsal.

And in 2 hours, we had to perform at an audition.

So we slapped on some makeup, did some pliés, ran the piece and tried to connect, put on our costumes, grabbed the iPod and made a mad dash for Queen Anne.

We rolled into On the Boards planning to meanface the competition, but they actually turned out to be these sweet young girls who didn’t need meanface-ing at all, and then our friend Andre, who needed it even less. We didn’t know the curators and figured if we had an epic fail, we’d just come back next time.

But apparently we didn’t.

So come see us in 12 Minutes Max at On the Boards April 11 &12. We’ll be performing “What I’ll Show You” from no.1. We’d love to see you there!


About ticktockdance

We are the Pacific Northwest's only post modern aerial circus and dance company, producing the collaborative work of Bridget Gunning, Elizabeth Rose, and Jill Schaffner. We will rock your face off. View all posts by ticktockdance

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