Wednesday, September 26, 2012

One Week

With only one week left of my trip, I am starting to look forward to the next few months at home in Seattle, but I am also looking back on all that I have been able to do here in Hamburg.

While here accomplished quite a lot.  I taught my first weekend workshop.  That went so well, that I also started a weekly Authentic Jazz class.  I partnered with this swing club this past month to teach two weekly Lindy Hop classes. I've learned quite a lot of Tap and am excited to keep working on that back home.  I also started German lessons for the first time.  I've picked up a lot so far, but I do plan on taking more when I come back again.  And finally, I created a piece of original choreography, taught that piece to dancers, and last weekend we put the piece on film. It won't be edited and ready for a while, but when it is I will post that too!  On Friday, the dancers and I will perform the piece at the local dance. I think it will be a great way to wrap up my trip, and hopefully when I come back I can pick up where I left off.

So yes, leaving is sad, but I will be back. And I have quite a bit that I can look back on too. In the meantime, I am full of inspiration and anticipation.  I love what I have accomplished so far and am only encouraged for the future.


Friday, September 14, 2012

I Am Three

Thomas has edited together a second video of the show we performed last spring. The show, Drama, was about expressing text through dance. Here, Thomas Marek, Thomas Kolczewski, and Laura Mogalle perform "I Am Three."

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Language Learner

Last week and this week I am taking intensive German Language classes.  I'm really learning a lot.  One way I've been learning is posting these handy Post-it notes all over the house.  The hardest part so far has been learning which article goes with which word.  Der, Die, or Das.  Luckily my notes have been working and I'm getting better every day!