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I have my first ever aerial showcase coming up on September 26th and 27th. Since rehearsals and show prep will rule my life for the next three weeks (AND THEN CAMP CAMP CAMP YASSSSS) I am not going to make any specific goals other than to kick ass at rehearsal and show stuff!

 

AKA SHOW TIME YA'LL!

 

AKA TIME FOR PERFORMANCE INSPIRED GIFS!

 

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Other non-show goals coming after October 5th and to include getting a damn pull up and more push ups!!!!

 

I am back from camp and performance is done! Now time for some non-show related goals! Woohoo!:

 

GOALS

 

  • Work push-ups at least 3x per week. I'd like to get to 30 in a row but I suspect that will take a few challenges. (This is inspired by my drunken push up fest at the Rubik's cube party. Will do push ups for a drink, thank you very much!)
  • Work Pull-ups at least 3x per week. This goes right along with the pull ups PVP I'm working on. I'd like to get to getting 1 real pull up by the end of the challenge. I think I can do that AND more by then but these go notoriously slow in progression for me so we'll see!
  • Work on pistol squats at least 3x per week. I took the advanced bodyweight class and got tons of different progression stuff for working on pistols. These will be mine! I have the mobility and just need a little more strength. I'm thinking silks assisted pistols are going to be a thing.
    • Sub goal: rehab left hammy. I mildly strained my left hamstring in a drunken split contest with one of the instructors at camp (which I won, BTW!) It's not too angry and I can walk fine and I already have more I can do today without it hurting than I could yesterday. I'm going to baby it the rest of the week/ until it's back to 100%. Clearly this means ALL THE RIGHT LEGGED PISTOLS WOOOO
  • Work on inverted straddle climbs at least 3x per week. I'm going to count both working on the actual climb as well as any inverted straddle work on other non-silk apparatus for this as well since it all helps. Especially if I do said work straight legged w/out the froggy up. I'd like to get to a solid single climb up on each side with good form. If I can get to 2 on each side and also being able to do the slack drop from this that would be extra cool!
  • Work on ground inversions at least 1x per week. At camp I realize I totally do not work these enough. I would like to get a real, non-wall assisted handstand! (I did manage to press up to a headstand from tripod and I am sooo proud of that but yeaah handstand I do not have at all yet!)

I should be able to work on all the arm stuff on my aerial days and then do pistol work and some running on off days between aerial days...so:

 

M/W/ F or Sat = aerial, (push, pull, straddle climbs, ground inversions)

T,R,Sun = pistol work, running/walking, also opportunity for ground inversions if I didn't squeeze it in on aerial days

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YESSS! 

 

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Good googly moogly today has been BUSY!!! at work!

 

I wanted to show you all a sneak peek video of my solo choreography for the showcase. It's without music and definitely needs some polishing buuut here goes:

 

Specific things I need to work on to smooth this out:

1. Need to not fold back into crunch out of knee drop. The hammock would stay in the proper place and I won't need to rewrap my leg crochets (and not to mention the drop with just look cleaner.) Considering this was the second time I have EVER done this drop (the first being about 15 min earlier!) I think it is pretty damn good, but yeah, could be perfecter

2. According to me friends I made a funny face while doing the second drop (waterfall drop) I should not do that!

3. Make sure the hammock is up about 5" higher so the first knee hang looks better (easy fix!!)

4. I forgot a part of the into spacey sequence, there was supposed to be a hip balance with spacey floating gestures before I turned over into the knee hang

5. For the climb up into the second drop it needs to look a lot more serene/ I want to make sure the mood is changed from the initial drop during the scary music. I also have some wiggle room with time to kill there so I think as I climb up each arm I can do some slow sweepy graceful arm things or something. If I have to cut out the spin while hanging in cross and go straight to the spin where I am almost on the ground that would be OK with me for art reasons! I can also extend out the crawl and likewise if the crawl happens in silence that will be fine!

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I AM HERE FOR THIS.

 

LET'S GET THIS PARTY STARTED.

 

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Have I mentioned that Pink is my heeeeero! Next showcase/ next time I can possibly find an excuse for it a singing hammock piece is HAPPENING! :D

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Thank you!!! That is what I was going for so I am very pleased that I was successful!!!!

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Tech rehearsal is done and we only ran an hour late. Woohoo!

 

Next up -- dress rehearsal.

 

Everyone really likes my piece and this gives me ALL THE WARM FUZZIES! :D (Showing my choreo to the audience will be so much less intimidating than showing it to my classmates!!!)

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YAYYYY :D

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Dress rehearsal went very well with only a few minor issues and tech notes. Woohoo! Especially considering we had a bunch of changes in who was running the rigging and music, and our stage left curtain girl wasn't there so music had to cover curtain as well.

 

The group piece I am in looked pretty damn fabulous. I seem to be the only one not stressing about it though out of the 4 of us. Only small issue was our Katniss needs to make some more set choreography at the very end so it doesn't look like she screwed up the choreography when she is the only one who doesn't fall and die dramatically. This is her first time ever performing anything ever so she is super nervous! But we will drill this a bazillion times Wednesday and all will be good.

 

Also, this Hunger Games piece has lead to some really weird conversations:  Show me your death! No. Die slower! Die in 8 counts! Yay you died on time!

 

My solo went awesome!!!! I was nervous that they switched up my hammock on me last second because they don't want to switch the rig to my usual hammock when there was already a hammock rigged on the point they set me on. So, I am now in a lavender hammock which isn't an ideal color but it works! (I was going to be using a gray/slightly tinged green one originally.) The point I am on is a good one though, so I will deal. (I could use "my" hammock but it's in the back corner which would be weird for a solo. Rather be up close!

 

Also, one of the studio owners was there last night watching all of our choreography, which made me a little aaaaaaaaaah OMG must do a good job because he can be critical of making sure shows look good, buuuut HE applauded and cheered for my number. YAY! I got lots of applause on both drops and in general for my number so YAY. Feeling all validated and stuff. :) Also, the teacher who I took for my very first aerial class with when I could do ZERO things congratulated me and said she was so proud of how far I have come! :D!!!

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Also! I have video of the dress rehearsal performance but I need to get it from my classmate and I'm not sure when he will get around to posting things buuut I will share when I can! I wanted to video dress because it's so much easier to do than trying to have someone sneak around and film the real performance.

 

All in all last night was really awesome because it was really a show for us where we could sit in the audience and take video and get some goofing off and giggles in before the real performance with audience next week.

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I AM SO SORE YOU GUYS. 

 

I decided to give myself the night off. You know...like I had planned to do yesterday night but then I had a terrible craving for hanging from things and went anyway! 

 

I also may have possible intentionally spent extra time hanging from the lyra and doing ab work and pull up negatives because it was right next to where the hot acrobat teacher guy was teaching. Maybe... lalalala.....  Wish I knew if he was single(and straight. that helps too)! This whole checking someone out and not speaking up thing is TOTALLY not my style! But I likewise don't like to bother people in their place of work if they aren't interested.

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Also, I have spent way too much time thinking of strategy for underthings to wear under my unitard for my performance.

 

I watched the video last night of my dress rehearsal performance and wearing a leotard under the unitard gave me a serious case of uniboob and and unibutt. UGH!!I think I am going to switch up to just wearing a bra + body stocking and then either no underwear or something seamless that hugs appropriately to show existence of two butt cheeks....because yeah if anything unibutt makes me more annoyed than uniboob!

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I definitely go sans underwear under leos for competition and recommend it, haha. That's mostly an issue of not having to deal with showing underwear on the high-cut shape... but whatever, who needs underwear?

 

You are so close! :D

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Last time I performed I went with bra + nude no seam pants + nude body shaper thing (cheaper than a nude leo...) under my performance leo.  Admittedly I tend to find quad-butt more of an issue than uni-butt when leotards get involved.

 

I also may have possible intentionally spent extra time hanging from the lyra and doing ab work and pull up negatives because it was right next to where the hot acrobat teacher guy was teaching. Maybe... lalalala.....  Wish I knew if he was single(and straight. that helps too)! This whole checking someone out and not speaking up thing is TOTALLY not my style! But I likewise don't like to bother people in their place of work if they aren't interested.

 

Hahahahah this is me exactly, except with straps boys.  Though let's face it, a single AND straight AND decent guy in circus is like a flying unicorn...

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Last time I performed I went with bra + nude no seam pants + nude body shaper thing (cheaper than a nude leo...) under my performance leo.  Admittedly I tend to find quad-butt more of an issue than uni-butt when leotards get involved.

 

 

Hahahahah this is me exactly, except with straps boys.  Though let's face it, a single AND straight AND decent guy in circus is like a flying unicorn...

 

RIGHT?!?!  Sexy straight unicorns. Drool drool drool. About half of our acro teacher guys are straight I think. This one is delightfully tatted up and I definitely enjoy checking him out at least hahahaha.

 

I think the problem with my nude leo is it's a standard leo and not a liner type "underwear" leo so it's super thick and somehow causes uniboob and unibutt. Do not want!  Luckily I am pretty much in the don't give a crap if I have to be mostly naked backstage camp soooo screw this way too thick nude color leotard thing!

 

I have 3 or 4 nude body tights floating around in my dance things drawer somewhere so I am thinking those could work + seamless thong. I mean. I could probably do a seamless hipster or something else too but I figure anything to prevent unibutt. One of my friends did just a nude body tight under hers and it looks great! (She has no boobs so she went bra-less but yeah..bra is definitely happening for me. Hahahahaha) I have lots of butt and boob so when I get the uni- action it makes them look like I just have fat in extra places or something. HATE!

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RIGHT?!?!  Sexy straight unicorns. Drool drool drool. About half of our acro teacher guys are straight I think. This one is delightfully tatted up and I definitely enjoy checking him out at least hahahaha.

 

I think the problem with my nude leo is it's a standard leo and not a liner type "underwear" leo so it's super thick and somehow causes uniboob and unibutt. Do not want!  Luckily I am pretty much in the don't give a crap if I have to be mostly naked backstage camp soooo screw this way too thick nude color leotard thing!

 

I have 3 or 4 nude body tights floating around in my dance things drawer somewhere so I am thinking those could work + seamless thong. I mean. I could probably do a seamless hipster or something else too but I figure anything to prevent unibutt. One of my friends did just a nude body tight under hers and it looks great! (She has no boobs so she went bra-less but yeah..bra is definitely happening for me. Hahahahaha) I have lots of butt and boob so when I get the uni- action it makes them look like I just have fat in extra places or something. HATE!

 

 

We have one straps boy who really IS the aerial unicorn, plus geeky.  I didn't know eight packs were a thing until I met him...  At least I can out-flexy them *sigh*

 

 

Ahhh no it's a nightmare using a proper leo under a unitard - body tights all the way!  People who do aerial braless confuse me.  Doesn't gravity make things tricky????

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We have one straps boy who really IS the aerial unicorn, plus geeky.  I didn't know eight packs were a thing until I met him...  At least I can out-flexy them *sigh*

 

 

Ahhh no it's a nightmare using a proper leo under a unitard - body tights all the way!  People who do aerial braless confuse me.  Doesn't gravity make things tricky????

 

I think maybe for the teeny tiny boobed it works but otherwise yeaaah no bueno! Bras for me! Always!

 

I was trying the leotard to make my tummy behave (dear belly. why must you be the absolute last thing to go away?!?!) but I feel like it didn't really actually help on that front and it also did bad things to my butt and boobs visibly wise. Blegh!

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PERFORMANCE PICTURES TIIIIME!   (Video to come!)

 

Pictures from my solo for Gravity:

 

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and I hate the look of the unitard on me but one of our Hunger Games group piece:

 

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Coooooool! :D

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