Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Déjà vu

Déjà vu is very strange to me. It always blows my mind when I have déjà vu. A couple of weeks ago, I purchased some new classical music (for a few measly dollars) and began listening to it with the hope of some of it being possible to choreograph too, either for my senior project or something else in the near future. I was sitting at my desk when the strains of Sheherazade, Op. 35 - 2: The Story Of The Calendar Prince came on. I didn't recognize the name but within 30 seconds of the music playing I knew that I had heard this song before, and even danced to it!

Then it hit me. It was from a part in Hansel and Gretel that I performed 2 years ago. There was this one dance that the dove (yes, there is a dove in the ballet version) and the witch have a face off/pas de deux with the henchmen while Hansel and Gretel are sleeping. One of my favorite dances, because all I had to do was sit on stage and sleep. Best dance EVER. However, I did have to listen to the music a lot because we would have to practice being on the floor so everyone could dance around us. Thus when the music came on, I was quite shocked. I actually freaked out. It was the randomest thing that happened to me and I still can't get over that I know own that music. Crazy.

2 comments:

Artista said...

sorry,but i am going to challenge you about the meaning of deja vu. Deja vu is having something happen that you know you have experienced before but have no recollection of that thing ever happening. Such as having a conversation with someone and feeling like you have had that same conversation at some point before.

alishka babushka said...

i can agree with that, but see at first i felt like i knew this and remembered doing something to it and couldn't place it so it felt like deja vu....but whatever. my blog. i can say what i want. :)