This past Sunday I participated in a production of The Nutcracker for a dance school at which I occasionally teach. As I have mentioned before, I functioned as a kind of assistant director for the rehearsals, and I ended up dancing the part of the Sugar Plum Fairy (as I did last year.)
The show went so well, and all the kids had a wonderful time, which was incredibly rewarding to see. I am, of course, knackered after the whole thing, but I was almost surprised just how much I enjoyed performing....I felt like I danced really well and it was the most fun I've had dancing in years. I felt totally in my element, so jubilant and totally on my balance, which helps. But after such a high, coming back down and getting back to my real job has been a bit of a struggle this week. I call it post-performance-depression. I feel like Cinderella the day after the ball when the tiara is gone and it's back to house work!
But I still have the memory of the performances and in honor of that, here are a few photos from last years performance....This year's probably looked similar as I danced the same part and wore the same tutu!