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There are still several dancer profiles to come, but with less than a week before opening night, I’m fully immersed in rehearsals. I decided to share a bit of the process with my fellow Dd-ers. One of the pieces I’m performing is a solo choreographed by Ballet MT artistic director Sallyann Mulcahy. It’s an angst-filled, dramatic solo set to an acapella Spanish rendition of the Roy Orbison song Crying called Llorando. The solo requires me to dive down deep into myself and find something real . . . lose control a little bit. It’s not about the steps, but about the emotions of losing something so special that life without it, or him, is unimaginable. Here are a few rehearsal moments captured on camera by Ballet Montana dancer Robert Greer.

 

 

If you’re in the Helena, MT area next week then check out Ballet Montana at the Myrna Loy Theater on the 27th, 28th, and 29th at 8pm.

Written by Stephanie Wolf

Stephanie Wolf

An Atlanta native, Stephanie Wolf has performed professionally with the Minnesota Ballet, James Sewell Ballet, the Metropolitan Opera, and Wonderbound (formerly Ballet Nouveau Colorado). She has a BA in Liberal Studies from St. Mary’s College of California. Her writing has been published in national and regional media outlets, including Dance Informa, Indianapolis Star, and the Twin Cities Daily Planet. Currently, Stephanie lives in Denver, where she is a public radio producer and reporter. She loves bluegrass, cooking, Netflix, and owls.