A View From The Inside
This article is written by Kinetic Elements’ member Ashima Suri.
I took a deep breath and worked my way into the studio for the audition. I remember feeling intensely hot and I could feel my heartbeat faster. And I hadn’t even started to dance yet!
It was July 2009 – a hot summer day and a moment I was waiting for. The Kinetic Elements (KE) audition! I remember seeing Choreographer of Kinetic Elements, Kendra Hughes, in pictures and videos on Facebook and thinking, I want to learn from her one day. The week of the KE audition I took classes every day – doing whatever I could to mentally and physically prepare myself for the big day!
I’m not sure how I did on the day of the audition but I do remember leaving feeling great. I was part of Kinetic Elements group! And little did I know at that time – that this was just the beginning of an amazing journey!
Fast forward to almost a year later and the journey has indeed been a surreal one. I’ll be the first to admit that the journey wasn’t always a smooth one. There were definitely some bumps along the way, but it is overcoming those bumps and moving forward that makes a person grow, develop and become stronger.
And now the big day is approaching! Kinetic Elements is performing at the 2010 Toronto Fringe Festival! About 6 months ago, as I stood outside waiting for a streetcar, I received a call from Kendra with the news that we will be in the Fringe! The excitement was contagious and for the rest of the evening I couldn’t stop smiling.
And today, I’m along side some of the most fantastic dancers and in awe of their strength as performers. I’m learning from an amazing choreographer whom I have learned so much from this past year. It has all been one big blessing and I’m eternally grateful.
And as I think back to where we started, I slowly begin to unravel the reality of where we are heading and I can’t help but to keep on smiling. Smiling all the way to the Bathurst Theatre for the 2010 Fringe Festival with the Kinetic Elements crew. July 2nd will be a great day! J