To the finish line…

I can’t believe our newest show, seam, is in only three weeks!  For the next week I’ll feel elated as things really start coming together: the big group piece is finding itself (as yet untitled, but I’m considering some doozies…), my solo is gaining momentum and I’m psyched to start rehearsing with Justin on sax, and other elements like lighting and costumes will be settling in very soon.  But then I’ll face the final two weeks when my thoughts will turn from awed energy to frantic scrambling.  That’s when the myriad little (big) things I’ve forgotten about will begin rattling around in the subconscious file cabinet I keep in the back of my brain and I’ll remember all that stuff in one big tsunami of panic.  But, thankfully, there’s that heroic je ne sais quoi that pretty much always swoops in to save the day.  Maybe it’s the muse, God, the patron angel of impossible creative projects…you know who I mean.

A few of you have asked about the concert’s title.  We spent a lot of time trying to find a metaphor that would reflect something of each of the five different pieces on the show, and seam fit the bill.  So, by way of summary, here’s what the show’s about:

–noun

1. the line formed by sewing together pieces of cloth, leather, or the like.
2. the stitches used to make such a line.
3. any line formed by abutting edges.
4. any linear indentation or mark, as a wrinkle or scar.
5. Knitting. a line of stitches formed by purling.
6. Geology. a comparatively thin stratum; a bed, as of coal.
–verb (used with object)

7. to join with or as if with stitches; make the seam or seams of.
8. to furrow; mark with wrinkles, scars, etc.
9. Knitting. to knit with or in a seam.
–verb (used without object)

10. to become cracked, fissured, or furrowed.
11. Knitting. to make a line of stitches by purling.

See you in three weeks!!  Aaaaa!

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