Friday Tip

Dear Constant Reader,

Happy Friday! Just a reminder that The Thalia could use your support. The zoning hearing, which decides if the theatre can actually open, is this Thursday. Please sign the petition, back the Kickstarter (just over a week left!), or spread the word!

Here’s your tip!

Choreography notes are good, but a reference video is even better.

After you have a number in the shape you like it, film it. This doesn’t mean pro-quality, festival-worthy, bells-and-whistles, performance video. Just grab a friend and your phone. This is for your future use, to jog your memory. When you start warming the act up again, you don’t wonder “what went here?” or “what did I mean by ‘tricky little step’?”. You can see exactly what you did.

The BeauTease are rehearsing an act we created almost four years ago and never performed. Betty created the choreography and has extensive notes, but we also took a video right before we shelved it. Being able to see what we did is so valuable, especially those little things that never made it into the notes.

M2Like this tip? There are lots more in Miss Mina Murray’s Little Book of Better Burlesque.

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