Here is another photo of Richard that I like. Look at his positioning (in the yellow) and compare it to mine (in the red). He is working that shoulder angle isn't he? Get it man! It looks polished, crisp and sharp. Another picture I can learn from my teacher.
I've shared some of my folklorico "bloopers" in the past. Someone hit me up and asked if I wasn't committing "folklorico suicide" by doing so? As I stated earlier, photos only capture a moment in time and don't reflect the whole overall performance. There is a lot of movement happening on stage and when you see it live, it blends all together. Mistakes do happen however, and sometimes they get captured in a photo. So by sharing them, I help myself, help other dancers and performers, and share a laugh or two with readers as they analyze them with me.
We love movies and television. So much of it gets edited and several takes are shot for that perfect scene. But in live entertainment, you get that one chance and no one is perfect! I've been watching a Carol Burnett Show marathon this week. The show was taped live. There was lots of dancing on that show and sometimes even the pros made mistakes and mishaps happened. I saw one today were the mans hat fell off and they kept on going - all with a smile.
To drive my point home, we all saw those Beyonce Superbowl photos from her big performance. They were labeled as ugly and unflattering by people. Were they coincidence? Perhaps, but there were several of them published in the media. From the looks of them you would have thought it was a bad show, but in actuality it rocked. And Beyonce's career is doing just fine despite of the pictures.
I will post more folklorico blooper pics in the future. This week, I was corrected in class by one of the ladies for having my head in the wrong position for the kisses. That would have been some embarrassing photos. Thanks for the save!
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