Monday, October 3, 2011

Romeo & Juliet

by Micayla
I had the most amazing opportunity last week!  I got to be in the San Francisco Ballet Company's production of Romeo & Juliet at the Segerstrom Theater Of The Arts (with two other girls from Maple Conservatory and two boys from a different studio).  We played the part of village children, we didn't get to dance much but we got to do lots of acting!  We got our hair and makeup done by professional artists and we shared a dressing room with the apprentices and corps de ballet.  We were in a few minutes of the first act and almost the whole second act.  While we were not on stage we played around in the performers' lounge.  They have four really awesome vending machines!  There was a whole vending machine for tea and coffee!  We played ' So You Think You Can Dance '  and telephone.  We had a backstage "Teacher" who stayed with us and helped us around the theater.  We all enjoyed doing drawing rounds, where everyone gets a piece of paper and a pencil and draws one shape on the paper then passes it to the right and then the next person adds something and it goes on and on until you get it back to you, we also like to do it with stories!  On stage we got paired up with a "Mother" who was an apprentice with the company and we got to meet a bunch of the principal dancers!  It was a great experience and I can't wait to do it again!   Here are some photos:

Right after hair and makeup ;)
Playing in the performers' lounge
Posing by the SFB sign!
My "mom" in Romeo & Juliet

A friend of mine from the corps.

1 comment:

Erin said...

Wow Micayla, how exciting! Emma would LOVE to be in a ballet (and she'd love to have her hair and makeup done professionally even more. :)) You've really changed in the last year - definitely looking less like a child and more like a beautiful young lady.