I had a good lesson today, but Boss was quick to point out that sometimes I make the strangest facial expressions.
Basically, you can see everything I am thinking in my face when I dance.
For example, tonight we were working through Paso and during the flamenco taps Boss told me he could tell I was checking myself wondering if I was right, and at the same time clearly just ‘going with it’. We do a slip pivot into a drag and apparently when I go into the drag I have a definite moment where I go ‘OMG OMG OMG–is this too much momentum?’ in my head. Later, we were working on the solo and I have a section where I do a spiral spin into 3 turns to a lunge to end up facing Boss. He told me it’s ok for me to make my ‘is this really going to work?’ face because I won’t be facing the audience.
Ok, guess I need to work a little bit at schooling my facial expressions. Not something you usually think about when dancing, but I know I tend to be pretty animated. Sometimes I have epic fails. Tonight at the end of our Paso I tried looking ‘stony’. The result was pretty hilarious as I was randomly looking more towards the ceiling like a roman statue. It was slightly better than the usual expression I have which clearly says ‘Can I move yet, is it done? I can’t breathe!!’.
This has come up now because about a month ago the main studio Boss rents installed mirrors and Boss has just really gotten back into the habit of using them after a long period without. He pointed out now he can see all the faces I make (and apparently I am quite entertaining to watch!). Funny the difference a few mirrors make :).
Last radiation tomorrow!! Cannot wait!!