We had a great rehearsal last night at 7 Stages, setting the pieces in the performance space for the first time! Although we had the privilege of bringing a few pieces to a preview performance back in January it was definitely exciting to get everything blocked out on stage.
I've you've never been to 7 Stages, it's quite a unique space, especially because the audience is above the performers. It's always a learning experience to transition out of rehearsals and into performances, but even more so when the dancers have to adjust their line of sight to meet the audience. But they quickly got a hang of it and all of the numbers are looking really good.
Last night we walked through each piece (there are 17 total in Breaking Bounds) with costumes specifically to look at spacing on the stage and make adjustments for entrances and exits through the wings. We'll add the lights in tonight and tomorrow, which is always an exciting process. Although the dancers can hold their own on a blank stage, the pieces really become "complete" when you add in lights to help create a mood and enhance the message being conveyed.
Stay tuned for more tech week updates and here's to another great SIDEWAYS rehearsal tonight!
For your "inside scoop" viewing pleasure, here are a few candid (mostly) shots from last night!
|Sara and Jeremy admiring the 7 Stages lights!|
|Charlotte going over choreography details|
|Discussing spacing and transition pathways for 'Tapes'|
|Charlotte's sidekick, Chris and Mack, the Technical Director of 7 Stages|
|Susanna and Kay relaxing for notes|
|Sara, Andrea and Jeremy in the "Prototype" costumes... an audience favorite at Spoleto!|
|Being silly while we work out some spacing kinks|
|'To Build A Home" family!|
|Channeling our inner Flower Child for "Trip"|