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Candoco at the Queen Elizabeth Hall / 10 October 2010

Candoco Dance. Photo by Hugo Glendinning

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By Annie Hanauer (Dancer)

So hot on the heels of Chris’s very eloquent and thoughtful blog, here’s my moment of panic and excitement:

We’re performing on the Southbank! Tomorrow! And Tuesday!

After our long summer hiatus and coming creaking back into autumn tour, we’re diving headlong into our big London debut at Queen Elizabeth Hall.

Yes, I’m nervous, especially since an old neck injury (or a new one piled on top of the old?) has chosen an excellent time to flare up once again, making it difficult to turn my head, much less dance in a very physical program. So it looks like another performance doped up on painkillers for me…

But maladies aside, I think we’re all really looking forward to performing in London, which we so rarely get to do. I’m looking forward to seeing familiar faces in the audience, and getting some good questions at the post-show talk.

This week we had rehearsals with Wendy and Sarah, which was very helpful; it’s always good to go back to the source and refresh our performance, and make a few last-minute changes to tighten things up. A little confidence boost never hurts!

Well, I’m going to keep it short and sweet as I have to go pack my things up to take to the theatre for rehearsal later tonight! Wish us luck as we come dancing into London, muscles straining and nostrils flaring…

And as QEH is such a big place, I’m sure there are still tickets available, so come along, and bring a friend or six!

See you there…