舞蹈的哀与乐…

刚上完舞蹈基本功的课… 发现其实前几个星期忘了上老师的舞蹈课时候那种泄气的感觉。也许太久没上她的课了吧…但今天,那种感觉又回来了。全身好不舒服,就像时常听到的一句方言。

qiu ga-na ka, ka ga-na qiu

脑子也不知怎么的,总记不了动作。随着老师示范的动作,明明还跟得上;但一旦轮到自己跳的时候,就不行了。手与脚总不听使唤,做出的动作完全不能入眼… 转过头,又看见那些跳得比我好几倍的同辈与“前辈” 们,觉得一切都有些望尘莫及… 虽然我知道他们的基本公也不是一朝一夕练到的,但还是会以羡慕的眼光看着他们。

咳… 该走的路(与我要走的路)还很远,希望尽头不要在我还没攀到顶峰前就出现…

Discouraging stuffs aside, took some time to experiment some lifts. We had some great practice back then. One lift was inspired from SYTYCD season 2. Check out 00:14 below

Digress: Travis is my 偶像.

A few more sessions of technique class to go before we all break for the exams. I hope we’d have accomplished more lifts by then. 😀 Friday would be another session of choreography. I kind of liked how the last session went. Looking forward to it. This shall be my inspiration…

Realizing that I am starting to like contemporary dance aka 当代舞. It’s a genre of dance that is really nice to watch. But it’s actually quite challenging for the dancer, having to accelerate and decelerate now and then.

OK… I should be doing preparation for presentation now. Ciao~

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18 thoughts on “舞蹈的哀与乐…

  1. Don’t be disheartened. You are getting there lah. The hand is leg, leg is hand feeling will go away. Juz so you know, ballet technique is hardest to master amongst all dance styles, due to the various muscular control needed, so it will take some time. Plus your style is definitely more suited to contemporary modern than ballet. Anyhow, let’s strive to derive a sense of accomplishment by mastering today’s lifts and more next week 😛 That was seriously fun lor 🙂

  2. 我有同感
    😦
    not copycat kay.
    was telling zhuu of sorts.
    it makes me wonder if all the time travelling back to the west was worthwhile
    and wat i got out of it is more demoralisation

    😥

  3. (as usual 心机重 hz choses a long name to attract attention… tsk tsk…)

    but i guess i’d still continue to go back for class bah. becos if i don’t go for class, everything wld be much worse.

    Sp@rrow: lifts was definitely fun. and i woke up with some mild muscle aches. whoo~!

  4. wah i love his sequence starting from 3:29 and his super jump at 3:35 is very nice!!!!
    niang don’t be demoralised you still got me! q: (and xiao ying and die)

  5. lOl, don’t worry ba! =) i’m the blur-est and most unco-ordinated so you definitely can’t beat me in this aspect =P you’ve improved ALOT, esp when you just picked up dance in year 1! =) stay motivated and jiayous ok!! =)

  6. i like the whole sequence lor… each moving smoothly into the next.

    anws i always have difficulties reading your family names, especially the paternal one. always read it as “death” instead of “father”.

  7. cannot dance hz who 心计中。You are not bad lor. I caught a glimpse of you from the corner of my eye and I thought you look like you have the qi4 zhi4 of a dancer. definitely better than when i saw u in yr 1. by loads.

    nzj, dont’ be demoralized too. you are very good too. considerin the amount of time you’ve spent in dance as compared to many others. Take things at a time ba. 要走的路还很长。 🙂

  8. nzj: to me there are different kinds of dancers…technically apt dancers and performing dancers. Performing dancers…technique aside, 他们在琢磨感觉和演绎方面有所领悟. 这方面的领悟来之不易而你这方面已经开窍了. to me this is a precious ability you had managed to acquire in a such short time and this is the ability that will connect you with the audience, not great technique. Dance wholeheartedly with your body, mind and soul and the audience shall be touched by you to laugh, cry and move along with you. Continue to work hard on technique so you can express your body without constraints, but remember dance is not about an expression of technique but that of baring your soul. Jiayou. Be patient with some haste and you shall get there very soon. 🙂

  9. nzj: ah i oso aching abit siah. n i have bruises on my arms. 😦 Possibly from landing from the lifts and tumbling/rolling on the floor hahaha 😛

  10. 你呀!怎么又泄气了?(请所有热爱舞蹈的朋友,读一读)

    人非圣贤,谁能样样行?
    我非常赞成sophia的看法。
    记住,不论任何事,读书、跳舞也好,都是需要花时间努力才会看到成果。
    都说是“基本功”,没有常持续练习,怎么会记得住动作,怎么会进步?
    你也不要太气馁。
    有一些舞蹈员一辈子可能只是凭着对舞蹈的热爱而继续跳舞,
    技巧没有、舞感没有,一辈子只是配角而已。
    大家其实都比他们幸福了。
    想要在舞台上跳舞出最好的自己,也就要好好练习。
    问自己,有没有偷懒过?
    偷懒没有错,人都是会累的。
    可是,既然休息了,就要接受自己会退步的事实。
    在休息后,重新冲刺,就算需要花更多时间,只要肯持续,总会达到要求的。

    现在才是开始。
    就算课暂时停,你还是要继续练功。
    不一定要在舞蹈室里,找个适当的地方就可以继续了。
    快要出国了,你要要求自己保持体魄,继续运动,
    这样回国后就不用担心会退步。

    你不是出生就是舞蹈员的料,不要过分要求自己一步登天。
    不过你是可造之材,需要懂得把自己的才能发挥在舞蹈上。
    技巧动作记不住不重要,慢慢练,把情绪投入舞蹈才是最重要的。

    身为男子汉大丈夫,要懂得按部就班,并向前迈进。
    真是的!怎么常常需要那么多女生鼓励你?
    不要辜负大家对你的支持哟!
    只要不放弃,没有什么做不到的。
    加油吧!

  11. jingwen: i dunno whether to be happy or be sad when i saw the sentence

    considerin the amount of time you’ve spent in dance as compared to many others

    am i dancing too much or too little? hmm…

    hz is totally a born dancer lor. she like can dance with 10% power and yet become the lead dancer like in DU this year. she just needs some encouragements. ok, lots of encouragement.

    Sp@rrow: we’d start the difficult process of improving my techniques with me learning all the different variations of assemble.

    假亲戚的亲戚: 不知怎么的,我读了这一句,就马上在房里狂笑…

    真是的!怎么常常需要那么多女生鼓励你?

    好才我的room-mate不在… 哎呀,我想我应该还会继续撑着。昨晚只是发发牢骚… 发完牢骚之后每个星期还不是一样会去上课? 😀

  12. nzj: it’s not a difficult process of improving technique…juz laborious and time consuming ba 🙂 i used to dislike it coz it’s boring, repetitive and unexpressive, but now i see the benefits of how having fundamental technique/strength/ control can enhance one’s dance expression when required. Anyway, ok set, let’s assemble ourselves to death next wed. 😛

  13. well said fake relative n sophia.
    ” 他们在琢磨感觉和演绎方面有所领悟. 这方面的领悟来之不易而你这方面已经开窍了. to me this is a precious ability you had managed to acquire in a such short time and this is the ability that will connect you with the audience, not great technique.”
    ” 你不是出生就是舞蹈员的料,不要过分要求自己一步登天。
    不过你是可造之材,需要懂得把自己的才能发挥在舞蹈上。”

    做人不要太安心。能到如此的地步了,应该count your blessings. 当让也不是叫你在那儿洋洋得意, 自一位了不起,而不在努力。

    “身为男子汉大丈夫,要懂得按部就班,并向前迈进。
    真是的!怎么常常需要那么多女生鼓励你?”

    ya lor. somemore you are 28 yrs old leh. Must be more mature!

    Yea u shd be happy. I mean i dance frm pri 2. U dance frm yr 1. And results? I think we are on par, if not u are better lor. But why always compare leh and make life so tong4 ku3? As long as you are doing your best, then good enough. If you can reach higher heights. go head. if you can’t then maintain.

    technique really isn’t everything. expression , technique and coordination comes together. As though it hasn’t been said enough. Coordination is a basic thing of dance. And I think expression is more important than technique. For with good expression, every other flaws will be covered (Somewhat at least).

  14. my perceived age has become the latest joke amongst the dancers… 😦

    jinx: i seriously think you are hallucinating when you say that we are on par. hello~!? who was the only one in the previous technique class who can do 后搬腿? hmm… but i like to compare wad… 有竞争/压力才会有进步。I work better under stress anyways. just that I’ll end up spewing lots of negative energy when I am stressed.

    zhu!: well well… I’m just very dissatisfied with my lack of technique.

    digress to jinx: 你的中文软件有很大的问题,才几句华文就出现了很多错字噢。让我向你推荐谷歌拼音输入法。 😀

  15. HAHA so i’m not the only one who cannot type in chinese!!!! 😀 that’s quite comforting to know! eh and i don’t believe zhu and i said you were so old la HAHA so we’re actually quite kind to you compared to others hehe. at least technique can train! emotions harder to bring out! it’s like the “would you rather be pretty (handsome) and fat or ugly and skinny” cos size can change but looks cannot hahaha ok whatever.

  16. thanks for the encouragement tho i dont think i’m tt talented lah.. born dancer??! hmm..hahaaha
    and your analogy is funny xiaoying!!!

  17. hahaha ehhh 25 is not very far of from his actual age whaaaat.. thought i thought he and 爹 were the same age HAHAHA. nzj you’re quite flex for a guy, and you jump high so what lack of technique?! i mean, what i learnt in pri sch and all my years of dance/gym was… if you dance wrongly, just SMILE. HAHA. but yeah its true.. stage presence plays a hugee role.

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