We are competing in The A.W.A.R.D. Show! semifinals on Wednesday, January 12th in San Francisco — a choreography competition in which the audience vote will determine who goes on to the final round. The prize is $10,000.
Christine and Marina and I will perform an excerpt of Bring On The Lumiere! and we are spending the next 5 days crafting a perfect nugget of a piece. In order to win, I believe the piece has to be a mix of virtuosity, humor, and smarts. I know that Marina and Christine will blow the audience away — my main preoccupation is with the structure. How do you build an entire journey into 10 minutes? We have so much material at this point — it’s just a matter of selecting a few different ideas and getting them to flow naturally together. I have to keep reminding myself to keep it simple… I tend to get carried away with too many ideas. The audience doesn’t need to know who the characters are based on, but I want them to care, and laugh, and be moved, and not want it to be over while at the same time feel some sort of resolution.