Sunday's performance also marked our ensemble's "first birthday" -- last year's [performance in the dance festival] was our first performance as full group. I had randomly mentioned this to my dancers in passing...... they responded by presenting a "Happy Anniversary, CSDE!" cake at our benefit. It was special, really and truly. It was presented by D, who gave a beautiful speech about our ensemble (and caused my eye makeup to smear a bit).
There's even more to say about both Friday and Sunday's events, but I feel they deserve their own posts.
All in all, it was the perfect season: the dancers in my ensemble, our wonderful executive director (who may or may not have been dragged into the position kicking and screaming by yours truly), the contemporary company I danced for, the studio that I taught for. I'm a lucky lady, and next season has a hard act to follow.
And on that note, it is now - eek!- five in the morning; I'm leaving for the airport in an hour and a half to visit Pennsylvania for the weekend. I should finish packing (and perhaps I should not watch The Shining at this hour when I'm all alone). Posts of epic proportions are coming, but in the meantime feel free to visit this little blog.