Monday, August 21, 2006

The countdown to cha cha cha....

One hour to go for shutting my workstation....half an hour to get ready and then one more hour to reach the venue...half an hour more for everyone else....oh my god....I just can't wait!!!
All right, I take a big gulp of breath...and slow down.
After all, it will be my dance performance on stage after six years...a group dance at that, which makes the gap eight years...and that too choreographed by someone else which increases it to tweleve years....
Why am I counting time? First hours, then years...ok..just to stay calm. But this is sheer adrenaline....more intoxicating than smirnoff or even chevas regal...more addictive than books and chocolate...even....sometimes sex (blushing).
All right, I'll be off soon...and I wish I could hold this moment forever....this moment of unadulterated passion and nail-biting tension...towards a finale of ten minutes, at most.
To all those who think this is too much energy spent on something as inane as dancing, try substituting that with your office presentation, or your marriage...or...ok, substitute, think, feel...and understand.
I'm off for now...ciao...

Update 1:
It was over too soon. To quote from an sms sent by another one from the team, who was all of her fourteen years:'Dang...its over...crap dis is so shitty...'
We planned to meet, we planned to join the next batch, whenever that starts, we planned to keep in touch.
I was surprised and relieved to find that whatever be the attitude of people during our classes, we were all equally excited that evening. And we were all emotional when we knew that we are leaving.

Update 2
The bad news is no cameras were allowed in the hall, along with no audience except the students...so no photos of our presentation.
The dance by the SPB (loosely translated as specially picked batch, as i have forgotten the actual one) was superb....they were pros...but they had been training for 4 years.
The good news is that I met one of the SPB-ians near a lift at a restaurant, and she managed to recognize me, smile and point out which dance i was in...well...am on cloud 9..to be noticed among 20 people!!!

6 Comments:

Blogger Tanushree said...

Dancing is not inane!!! Apart from being an enjoyable activity where you can let out all the pent up energy, it is a great form of exercise. And a great way to make friends too!!!

Good luck for your performance. Wish I was allowed to come and watch. Maybe they will make a video, what do you think?

Mon Aug 21, 03:54:00 AM  
Blogger Aparna said...

me too planning tog et someone take a video...i just wish we are not a disaster as we are just adult beginners!!!!

Mon Aug 21, 04:00:00 AM  
Blogger Chilla-Bong said...

Wow,really liked your passion for dancing.Hoped the performance was encouraging for you to embark on the next destination of the journey. Most of the times a damp start is all we need to put off all our enthu.Hope that not be the case this time.Wish you the very best by all the steps of the ballerina.

Tue Aug 22, 03:30:00 AM  
Blogger Aparna said...

Hi CB, thanks for dropping by.
Yes, the performance was good, though some of us goofed up...but it was fun all the same...
Am planning to join the next abtch, whenever that starts...

Tue Aug 22, 10:51:00 PM  
Blogger Anshuman Ghosh said...

i am lost ... either i didnt the post properly, or it wasnt there at all == the info about the who/where/when of the dance party ...

and even though camera wasnt allowed, what abt mobile cameras ?

and which kinda dance was it ?

Sat Sep 02, 12:03:00 AM  
Blogger Aparna said...

@Anshuman
It was actually shiamak davar's dance class, which ended with a dance presentation.
As all of us were on stage, we had asked our instructor to take photos, and he had promptly taken the camera away and told us that cameras were not allowed...so couldn't even entrust anyone else with our cell phone :(
But no issues, 'Winter funk' coming up, and this time it will be a proper show, isntead of a presentation, so more fun there!!!

Sun Sep 03, 10:47:00 PM  

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