Laura Mogalle, one of the dances in the show I was in this winter, has posted a nice "Behind the Scenes" sequence video. We worked very hard and managed to have some fun too. Here's a look!
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
I recently had the opportunity to spend a whole month at home with my family. Part of the time I was in Portland and part of the time I was in Seattle. I used this chance to try out color film for the first time. I am really happy with the results, I think I got some really nice photos out of it.
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Yesterday, Thomas and I went for a walk along the Elbe River. We wanted to get away from the city a bit so we drove a little outside of Hamburg. I was surprised to learn that public park land and sheep grazing territory crossed over one another here.
|Hangin' with the sheep.|
|I think this one liked me.|
|The Elbe River|
Sunday, July 8, 2012
|Ellen Murray dances in Drama|
I am very excited to be back in Germany for a few months. It's been a long couple of weeks since I first arrived and I am finally now feeling a little settled.
Jet lag hit me really hard, much harder than it has in the past. It took me nearly a week and half to get through it. Somehow though, I've still been able to get a lot done despite the jet lag.
First, I got myself an extended Tourist Visa. Originally I was applying for a Work Visa but they needed more info (no surprise), but the tourist visa will give me more time to get that all together.
Next, I found a cheap bike so that I can get around more easily. It's actually really cute and I love riding it around Hamburg.
Finally, I've been preparing to teach a Jazz Dance Workshop. Yesterday was the first day of a two day workshop. I had so much fun, but am really exhausted. What I love about this workshop is the diverse background of the students. Usually in a work shop like this I'd be teaching fellow swing dancers. But Thomas Marek a tap dance instructor arranged this workshop so in the class I do have swing dancers but I also have tap dancers and a few who have never danced at all.
The photo at the top is from when I was here on my last visit. I performed in a production put on by Thomas, so some of the students in my class were inspired by seeing me dance in the show!
Today I will teach the second half of the workshop. I'm looking forward to it. I know it will be a lot of fun.