February 21, 2018 was a very exciting day for team Ecce Etude, as this was the first rehearsal where we had Dance Extension, Dancing Legacy, DAPpers, and Central Falls dancers all together! While we still didn't have the exact cast that we will have for the show, all groups were well-represented and we got to get a feel for what the interaction between the parts would be like during the performance. This was especially exciting for me, as I share the spirit role with several Central Falls dancers and thus had never done the spirit part with a full cast before this rehearsal. Below, you can see a whole team picture of everyone who was at rehearsal and a picture of us working through the choreography with a full cast for the first time.
It was great to get to work with the Central Falls students who dance the spirit part, and especially fun for me to talk and dance with the student who shares the exact part I do. We discussed the specifics of the movement and figured out what pathway would make the most sense for us, and it was really productive to get a chance to work through the choreography with someone else who will be performing it. We're pictured working through a particularly difficult moment in the movement above on the left. Having the DAPpers there to do the horse part was also great: having people rather than just empty chairs in the space while we're rehearsing totally changes the interactivity of the movement. It was phenomenal to see the progress that the DAPpers have made since the last time we rehearsed with them as well! Ecce Etude really feels like it's coming together, and each time we rehearse it I become more excited about the final product. Here's a video of our progress this rehearsal: