Feb 4, 2007

Sunday Night Flamenco Blogging


I had my first Flamenco show tonight. All day, I had been so nervous about it. Wanting-to-vomit-I'm-so-nervous style. What if I missed a step? What if I fell on my ass during my first turn? All these 'what ifs" running through my mind.

As a child, I had a history of performing; tap dancing, jazz and piano. State competitions and stuff. This should be old hat to me, right?

But I have so much respect for this art form, this gypsy dance, this song of the outcasts, that I wanted to make sure I did it justice.

I managed to pull it off, thank Jah. I did mess up a few times, but I don't really think anyone in the audience really noticed. And now I am more sure than ever that I've found the creative outlet that I've been searching for. I have another show at the end of the month, and I'm really excited about it.

Oh yeah, and I think I'm supposed to come up with a stage name. Because all of you who know my real name know that it isn't exactly ... Spanish-y. Any and all suggestions welcome. I feel weird making up my own Flamenco nickname. It's totally awkward saying, "hey, call me this!" But you know, whatever. All in the name of art or something.

5 comments:

I.M. Dedd said...

That is extremely cool.

Adobo said...

Congrats!! Hmm my suggestion... The closest I can think of to your name would be "Magadia de Lucia". ie. Luzon-get it? Was the show videotaped? If so, would we have the honor to see yr awesome performance on youtube? ;-)

Mags said...

Dead Guy: Thanks! It's nice to be able to tap into your obsessions.

Adobo: Heh. I am *so* not putting my dancing up on You Tube.

Kvatch said...

I had my first Flamenco show tonight.

How incredibly cool! Congratulations!

contratiempo said...

I'd love to see you perform when I'm in the Bay Area!