Friday, December 11, 2015

Last Rehearsal/Letzte Probe

Instagram photo by badgerbarre - Second dress rehearsal!


Today was the last Nutcracker rehearsal and everything went fairly well.  But before we headed south for the rehearsal, we did some Christmas shopping at the local Christmas fair.

Heute war die letzte Nußknackerprobe, und alles hat ganz gut geklappt.  Aber bevor wir Richtung Süden zur Probe gefahren sind, haben wir noch einen Ausflug zum Weihnachtsbasar hier beim College gemacht.  





Real dancers are able to sew the elastics on their ballet slippers themselves.
Echte Tänzer können die Gummis selbst an ihre Ballettschuhe nähen.


 Traveling with costume
Reise mit Kostüm


 Charlotte is doing her hair in the car: putting on a hair net.  Flora is brushing her hair although she is not in the Nutcracker this year.
Charlotte macht ihre Haare: Hier befestigt sie ihr Haarnetz.  Flora bürstet ihre Haare, auch wenn sie dieses Jahr nicht mittanzt. 


 Imitation!
Nachahmung!


 In America, houses are not built, but get delivered by truck :).
In Amerika baut man keine Häuser, sondern kauft sie und bekommt sie dann geliefert :).


 Some hair gel and hair spray
Haargel und Haarspray


 All smooth
Alles glatt





 Crossing the Genesee River
Über den Genesee Fluß




 Lavender is also watching.
Lavendel guckt auch zu.


 Warm-ups
Aufwärmen


 There was plenty of time to do some grading.
Es gab noch viel Zeit für mich, Klausuren und Lernbücher zu korrigieren.




 Act 1: Party Scene
1. Akt: Weihnachtsfeier





 Instructions by the teacher after the rehearsal.
Anweisungen der Lehrerin nach der Probe.


 Veronika, Charlotte, and a half hidden Miriam
Veronika, Charlotte und eine halbversteckte Miriam


 Mr. Nutcracker
Herr Nußknacker


 Miriam


Two happy gingerbread children!
Zwei glückliche Ingwerkinder!




P.S. I was able to take some videos, but I won't post them until the actual performance.
P.S. Ich habe auch einige Videos gemacht, aber die gibt es erst nach der Aufführung zu sehen.

6 comments:

  1. This is a very nice post. Everyone has such beautiful smiles, and Lavender is sweet :) You're lucky that you get to watch the rehearsal! So, you had your dress on the same night as us! Chanda has one more dress tomorrow during the day and then dances in Friday night's performance. Then she has Saturday matinee and Sunday matinee and Sunday night. And then we're done! Can't wait to see your videos when you have a chance to put them up, and to hear about the performances. Wishing you a good weekend!

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    1. Yes, this was Lavender's first Nutcracker. Flora had packed a special bag with food for her (colored stones and some yarn) so she would be okay during the long day.

      I saw some of your pictures, it all looked grand. You have such a big stage, so many more people and possibilities, but it also looked not as cozy as our production and more "monitored" with that lady telling parents to "move their children." We are just lucky to find enough children and parents who want to do this, most people around here do not even know what "The Nutcracker" is. I will post videos later, I need some sleep tonight.

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  2. Beautiful! How nice to see your children all ready for the ballet; it is a lovely tradition. Break legs!

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    1. Thanks, Angela. You have some dancing girls yourself, right? But none of your sons got into it I believe. With us, it was Jonathan who started the whole dance thing, and now they are all doing it. Kind of strange, neither Peter nor I danced as children. Thanks for your good wishes. It all went well.

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  3. Schöne Bilder! Wie lange noch bis zur Aufführung? Sind die Kinder aufgeregt? Finde ich toll,dass alle Kinder ein gemeinsames Hobby haben.

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    1. Als Du das geschrieben hast, hatten wir schon eine Aufführung hinter uns. Jetzt sind alle drei Aufführung fertig und wir sind zufrieden, doch auch sehr müde. Mehr Bilder kommen noch.

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