THIS IS ME - SHOWTIME Solo 2019
This is my 2019 SHOWTIME Solo. I do SHOWTIME every year and one of the best parts of the course is getting to create a solo and preform it to my classmates (and half the studio who come to watch) at the end of the course.
This year our theme was Musicals, so all our solos had to be to a song from a stage or screen musical. My favourite musical at the moment of THE GREATEST SHOWMAN (although the real P.T. Barnum was nothing like Hugh Jackman's more open-minded, benevolent portrayal, just FYI) and I love the song THIS IS ME, sung by the cast as they are shut out by someone they thought had accepted them, and decide that, instead of hiding away, they will stand tall and be themselves. It's a very powerful song and one that has always resonated with me.
So I went all out and did it for this year's SHOWTIME.
I'm planning to revamp it and get some professional input before running it again for Pole Addiction 2020, so I see the above as kind of like a first draft. I know I want to include my static combo and the position I call an 'Amazon Split' (see below), but everything else is open to both timing and input from an instructor. There is also a spin combo I meant to do but went totally blank on during the night, so I really want to add that into the Pole Addiction routine, but we'll see what 2020 brings.
Below at the professional photos from my show, taken by the fabulously talented Emily from EMC Photography.
I Make No Apologies, THIS IS ME!
Amazon Split; I am told this is actually a Pegasus variation, however when I learned it my instructor wasn't sure what it was called and, for some reason, this shapes make me think of the Amazon warriors from Ancient Greek mythology. This is another trick I only learned to do confidently about four weeks before SHOWTIME, and I'm so very proud of it. For some context, this trick is taught in Advanced 3 Spin at Pole Divas, and I am in Intermediate Static and (most likely when I go back) Beginner Spin.
If you're afraid to fall it means you're prepared to brave the heights from which you might fly.
Me With No Apologies.