How do they look so graceful on stage when they dance? It looks so easily done, but nothing can be farther from truth. After watching the rehearsals for Agon & Orchis it is impossible not to renew your respect for their artistic and physical abilities. In the beginning it does not look as graceful, but I could see the moves getting smoother, easier, more fluid with every iteration of tries. The amount of punishment these dancers take while perfecting their moves for us all to enjoy is nothing short of heroic in my book. For them, though, it looks business as usual. They grin, they joke, they have fun during the rehearsals and also when they take a break. The camaraderie and enjoying what they do and each other company becomes quite apparent after you watch over and over these dedicated artists in motion.
Here are some scenes from the more recent rehearsals.