Along with pushing my professional "I 'know' what I'm doing stuff" boundaries, our super amazing Smooth coach asked The G and I to be in her Fringe Festival show... where she was doing a ballroom and MODERN show.
I literally thought she was joking when she asked. I was also incredibly flattered and a little frightened.
You see, our coach, Lisa Vogel, had credentials. She is legit in all forms of dance: ballet, modern, and Ballroom. Ye laypeople might remember her from PBS's ballroom dancing show and the promotional material she was plastered on with her former partner, Mayo Alanen. Here's a glimpse of her skillz:
Since I was already in the Danger Zone, I decided to go deeper and try some ballroom/modern/theater with the other recruits. Maybe I would get to roll on the ground?
What did we get? An interesting mix of the two styles of dance which will make you amazed (Lisa's solo), get the FEELS (a dark Rumba-y piece), want to dance (all the ensemble pieces), hate ballroom (Caitlin Massart's creepy solo), love ballroom (our duet), and want to figure out this thing called modern dance. And yes, I hit the floor a few times. It is glorious.
The show is called Merging Dualities and it's showing at the Southern Theater. Tickets are $17.75 for adults (which includes a reservation fee and a nifty Fringe button) and $6.75 for kids (which includes the reservation fee, but no button... but that's who you give your button to). My little ladies watched the whole show (twice) and were enthralled, so I can vouch for its child-appropriateness and attention-grabbiness.
Show times are:
- Thursday, July 31 @ 10pm
- Saturday, August 2 @ 1pm
- Sunday, August 3 @ 5:30pm
- Wednesday, August 6 @ 7pm
- Sunday, August 10 @ 2:30pm
Get to the theater EARLY. Fringe shows are ruthless for letting people in a couple minutes before the show AND THEN LOCKING THE DOORS AT SHOW TIME. If you aren't there on time, you ain't getting in.
Again, for tickets, click here: tickets to Merging Dualities.
For more info on the show: the scoop on Merging Dualities.
For directions to the show: where is the Southern Theater?
Want to know what's showing before or after us? Southern Theater venue schedule
Like the show? Review it! We might get to do an encore show!
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