I had an AMAZING time performing at the Festival de Cirque Vaudreuil-Dorion last weekend! I love performing in Quebec because it is a part of our awesomely diverse country that truly retained its European heritage.. and, of course, since Quebec is the home of circus in Canada, the calibre of artistry and skill displayed by the artists involved was exceptional!
I definitely had my own epiphanies while performing; seeing all of the extraordinarily layered, complex and rich characters around me inspired me to continue working on Coppelia – since the festival I have re-worked her costume and am building something even better and more in-line with my aesthetic. Feedback, by far, is the most important thing a performer can receive from an event and the feedback I received was *just* what I needed. Exploring this character and watching her grow has been awesome! Sunday, after my performance at a private event, I took Coppelia out on the street for PS Kensington, just to have her walk around a little bit more and explore her further!
This weekend is going to be a busy one! Canada Day celebrations, Pride, and lots & lots of busking!! This is the first year in quite a while (I’d say…3-4 years?) that I have not hoofed it to Ottawa to attend the Parliament Hill celebrations. Part of me is sad to be missing it, but, another part of me is relieved to not spend 30 hrs in a whirlwind of transit, shows until I drop, and transit home within the same day… but, I’m making up for it by performing in an AWESOME inaugural festival in a neighbouring city, so, I can’t complain. 😉
I hope you all have an amazing weekend and let’s hope the weather holds out for us!