Even after a well earned lie in, my mucles are still aching from yesterdays performance at the Bloomsbury Theatre in London. We (the Ramzy Dance Company) have worked so hard practising and perparing for the show over the last few months-even years for some of the dances. The last week was particularly hectic and busy with last minute touches to costumes, makeup, fine tuning performances and lots of rehearsals. In particular, Serena has amazed me by turning her hand to doing just about anything! She is simply super human!!!
For me, I would love to do it again as I always think the second time is usually the better performance. By the last dance of the first half, I was running on fumes!
Overall, I think it went very well, especially with some outstanding performances from Rachel, Karima, Helen and Serena. We are also lucky to have with us the impressive Sabrina, Maria, Rita (all the way from Portugal!!!) and Amy who gave their all and some, (Sabrina was a whizz back stage and demon on the road home!) The lovely Cherie was absolutely stunning in the Flamenco fusion.
I was also lucky enough to perform a duet with my beautiful and very talented friend Lianna, accompanied by the band, which was very cool. Initially, I wasn't convinced it went well for me but I'm assured it was good.
Can't go without mentioning my friends and fellow Uska Daraians Ann, Caroline and Verity-they were brilliant back stage and it was lovely to have friendly faces to help calm the nerves!
It would be a real treat to take the show on the road and perform for others around the UK and beyond. There are plans afoot but we will have to wait and see!