Have I mentioned that I'm being slowly crafted in a hip hop star? It's true. The sassy Bev Brown has me wrapped around her finger so hard that I decided to get in on her current performance workshop. On paper, it's an eight-week workshop that ends with a performance at Alvin Ailey right after Thanksgiving. In reality, it's hip hop boot camp - well, for me, at least. I go to Bev's regular class about once a week, but now I'm going to the workshop class every Saturday plus one to two more during the week, depending on what I can afford. We're doing at least seven numbers (although not the full songs) and while the choreography is similar if not exactly the same as what we do in class, we're expected to pick it up much faster.
This song in particular is the bane of my existence (this is best version I can find... ignore the skanky pics... unless you don't want to, perv):
Don't get me wrong, I love the song itself - especially all the random guest stars involved - (Bon Iver??) but the Nicki Minaj part that we're busting moves to (starting around 3:30) is killing me. The moves are so fast that I look like a big flailing mess and I'm psyching myself out about it. I've got 16 days to master this shit. Oh, and to find some "sexy shorts" to wear in the show. Errrgghhh. I swear, I am living this episode of "Made."
Send good vibes, people. And if you're in New York City over Thanksgiving, send yourself. Really, how many chances do you have to see me get all ghetto while I'm sober AND have good choreo on my side?