The Show Must Go On

27 Apr

New Skin at the 2013 Toronto Salsa Festival

The Ladies of New Skin

As promised I am dedicating this post to our latest new Salsa/Cha-Cha routine.  We only trained 10 weeks this year!  There were challenges leading up to very last day right before performing and not everything was going as planned but all girls gave their 110%.

My lovely partner’s creative vision made us all look fierce, stunning and graceful on stage, she worked so hard to make everyone shine!  The project, no doubt, was ambitious  – all girls on the Team had a different skill level, not everyone had a performance experience and some of the girls had been dancing only for 1 year.  My hat goes off to her!

After the show

After the show

Here is my personal horror story.  I knew both routines (Cha-Cha and Salsa) inside out.  If you would wake me up in the middle of the night I could perform the routine on the spot.  I felt well-prepared, calm and composed on the day of the performance. Tech rehearsal went well, I glued the crystals on my shoes the day before, the beautiful costume was ready, hair and make up flawless.   I felt really, really good.  So we go on stage, the audience is cheering like crazy, we KILLED the Salsa part and exit the stage for a costume change… and I had a major wardrobe malfunction at that time.  I did flinch but continued the remainder of the routine.  The organizers graciously offered us to perform the routine again hence the 2 separate videos.  I’ve been performing since 2005 and this is the first time that something like this happened to me! Lesson learned – keep my head high and keep on going.

However, this didn’t take away from the beautiful choreography.  All our endless hours of hard work paid off!  Here are the links to the debut performance… Enjoy!

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4 Responses to “The Show Must Go On”

  1. abrooke65 April 28, 2013 at 4:54 pm #

    Gorgeous! Well done. As for the malfunction…things happen. You all looked great!

  2. Boomdeeadda April 28, 2013 at 9:53 pm #

    You girls must really work your buns off, literally. You all look stunning. Sorry to hear about your incident with the wardrobe, but you’ve still put on a fantastic performance for your guests. Congratulations on all your success. Well done.

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