Endurance plus Enthusiasm ?

Preparing for our first performance tonight at the Lion and Unicorn. We will ‘get-in’ on the day and the other performers haven’t seen the venue.  This is like small scale touring 30 years ago. All decisions about lighting, sound, spacing, entrances, exits, scale and feel of the place are all ahead of us – then the show …performing the unknown and being witnessed. Into a corner of the small terror of contemplating this show creeps something which resonates. Both Susie in Oxford and I in London happen to be listening this morning to The Life Scientific. What communicates is ‘enthusiasm for the subject’.  So as I gather my thoughts and boots made for walking and dancing, I ponder Endurance plus Enthusiasm – hmmm – is that what ageing dance looks like?

(The long) wait and see…