January 14, 2017
JONATHAN SQUEEZES IN FINAL STUDIO REHEARSAL BEFORE MLK SHOWCASE
Since Jonathan and his family were virtually wiped out by a stomach flu for 2 weeks, Jonathan missed 2 key rehearsals during the week leading in to the MLK Day showcase at his sister-in-law’s studio. By the Friday before the show, his steadily growing anxiety exploded into full-blown panic.
Rhonda to the rescue – and just in time! Jonathan’s wife offers to watch the kids on Saturday so Jonathan can rehearse. What a relief!
Jonathan heads to the studio on Saturday with lingering anxiety. He begins with a yoga warm up and mentally reviews the details of his piece. He then films and runs through the solo 3 times, each time making choreographic adjustments. Reviewing the video, Jonathan concludes that not only is his work in the “good enough zone” for the show – he really likes it! And just like that, his doubts evaporate.
Ideally, he would love to have more rehearsal time, but he’s not “desperate for it.” To his surprise and delight, Jonathan realizes that this rehearsal “changes everything”; he emerges feeling confident and excited to perform.
What a difference a day makes!
Sherri Muroff Kalt, founder of Process Portraits, LLC and author of Portrait of an Artistic Journey: The Creative Process in Real Life Context, is a Phi Beta Kappa, magna cum laude graduate of Duke University with a B.A. in psychology. She began her career in marketing and sales in New York City with L’Oréal, Monet Jewelers, and Givenchy. READ MORE