Thursday, October 6, 2011

Starting my first post-baby solo...

I have a hafla coming up in mid-November, so I've been contemplating a dance solo. I don't exactly have a lot of free time these days, and I've been really enjoying my knitting (and given my holiday gift giving plans, I actually *have* to knit a lot) so I wasn't sure where I was going to squeeze in a dance choreography as well. But as September drew on, I suddenly got motivated. I tried on my costume (IT FITS!) so the excitement of that carried me through.

I had a hard time picking out music, but I finally decided on I Cash Radii by Pentaphobe from the Bellydance Superstars III soundtrack. A while back I had toyed with trying something really new with my next solo, like using a veil, and I'm not feeling quite that ambitious right now. But the music *is* different from what I usually pick, so that's a start. It's still an instrumental, but it's a slow "gooey" type of song, rather than a quick drum like I usually do. I've got about 52 seconds done so far of a song that's about 2:20, so I'm off to a good start.

The problem when I craft solos is that my mind can't help but wander to when I'm actually performing said solo, and I'm just praying that I don't accidentally do something incredibly stupid and make myself look like an idiot in public. Like, I don't know, set fire to my skirt or trip and fall into somebody's hummus. It could happen, so therefore, I worry about it.

But so far, so good. I'm hoping to carve out about 15-20 minutes tonight after the kids go to bed.

Famous last words.

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