I've learned that fear limits you and your vision. It serves as blinders to what may be just a few steps down the road for you. The journey is valuable, but believing in your talents, your abilities, and your self-worth can empower you to walk down an even brighter path. Transforming fear into freedom - how great is that?
Often when we lay foundation, and it is sturdy, and we have chosen the bricks well, and minded our angles, when the mountain lies below and above us and the sun is to rise and set lovingly over our creation....
A rude ass earthquake comes along and knocks our shit to the ground.
Hello, My Name Is Johanna and I tend to do the most.
So I have developed this show, that has a French Song from “Princess Tam Tam” (the 1935 Josephine Baker film) and found out there is no sheet music for it. No big deal, I paid for it to be transcribed
I put Tap, African Dance, Video, and Spoken Word in the piece. I wanted the show to be dynamic. I had already done a one woman show with monologues and songs and staging. I wanted to push myself. Having discovered in Los Angeles that I can learn anything I put my mind to, I wanted to explore as many genres of the performing arts as (reasonably) possible to tell this story.
I put in work, I paid trainers, I found a choreographer, I found my music. A decision to put it up in Durham, lead me to a venue... Or so I thought.
Aerial Lyra is the climactic scene in my show. There are maybe 15 studios in Los Angeles that teach Aerial Dance in various forms. In the triangle, there are two. Finding a place to perform was hard but with the help of my Sister I found a location that would approve the aerial and would allow me to rig.
Or so we thought.
Here we are, where we are. I cannot perform at the original location, on the original date. The eclectic Common Ground Theatre is booked and paid for. June 12th will house a spectacular performance of NOT PARCOURS. Instead JoRose Presents:
The Magical In Between
A Wonderland Cabaret Featuring Vivica C. Coxx
Stormie Daie as The Mad Hatter
Poetic Jaay as The White Rabbit
Alex and Stacy as the Tweedles
Parcours will take place as a closed workshop at Legacy Studios, with a fall public premiere as a part of Black Ops Women In The Arts Event.
I am reminded of Micheal Jordan being cut from his high school team, Beethoven being told that he would never amount to much by his music teacher, Steven Spielberg being rejected three times from film school and of course, Walt Disney for being fired from a newspaper for “lacking in ideas.”
In light of this earthquake help me “show 'em how to move in a room full of vultures.” Please come support “The Magical In Between” it will be a fantastic trip down the rabbit hole right in our own backyard. You will be entertained and enlightened in a way that you will always come to expect from a JoRose Production.
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