dancer Elise Matthews, photo by Tanne Willow

dancer Elise Matthews, photo by Tanne Willow

This past Sunday, April 2nd we performed my duet Sticks & Stones at the Rose Center Theater. Wow, Akomi Dance has it together! This was the smoothest dance festival ever! They were so organized and on top of it! Same with the theater. The lighting and stage crew was the happiest and most kind theater crew I've worked with! Very good experience! I believe the theater was close to sold out as well, very great turn out. Not to mention the fabulous performance job done by my dancers, Kaycee Jannino and Elise Matthews! Wow, they killed it on that stage!  This duet has mostly performed on smaller stages and they were able to expand this duet onto the Roses huge stage and still keep the quality of the piece in perfect condition! 

More great news- the first time this duet performed was while it was still a work in progress at BPS studios Voices show in December. I knew something was missing from the duet and tho none of my mentors were able to tell me what was missing, dance critic reviewer Jeff Slayton was! He reviewed the piece and I agree that what he said was exactly what I was looking for. Since then this piece performed in Santa Barbara at the HH11 dance festival which gave me another chance to apply what was needed, more of a story line that the audience could follow. I am now so happy to have been able to show this piece for the second time here in the LA area and get a great review from Jeff Slayton saying that it is now complete and a very strong work!

We will be performing this duet again in San Diego on Saturday, April 29th in the early afternoon!  Happy Wednesday!!!!