This week has been quite eventful and busy!! We had our gala premiere on Monday –the “pink carpet” event had many Swedish celebrities in attendance. David and I walked the “pink carpet” as well (although it was freezing out!).
On Tuesday was our official premiere, with press in the house. The reviews have been very good and positive — whew! The opening was also Valentine’s Day, and we had a wonderful party with the cast after the show.
Now we’re back in Brooklyn! Somehow we managed to pack up our apartment in Stockholm and return to the states in one piece. We are so happy to be back in our own apartment — and I am thrilled to be in my own kitchen!! Can’t wait to start cooking with all the gadgets I’ve so missed having in Stockholm (not the least are a large oven and a gas stove)!!
We had a day of filming dance silhouettes and movements yesterday. The images will be used in the opening sequence of the Stockholm production. David did an amazing job putting the pieces together and supervising the shoot. It was a demanding but very productive day, and everyone felt happy about the results. Here are a few snapshots from the day…
…better yet, here is a video of one of the dance couples, taken on my iPad as David went over the choreography with them (NOT the final product to be used in the show). A behind-the-scenes sneak peek…!
David patiently working out the intricate choreography and stage traffic in the finale.
We have just completed week 2 of tech. David has been working around the clock to put the show together. We still have a lot to do before the first preview, and David is spending every available moment fine-tuning all the choreography in the show (of which there are plenty).
As we are in tech, my blogging has lagged a little bit. I continue to cook a lot everyday, though, especially since we bring lunch to work each day. There aren’t too many places to eat near the theater — there are restaurants, but they are pricy and we don’t have enough time to eat out during lunch. The “fast” food places are either McDonald’s or Max (Sweden’s version of McDonald’s), which are no good for us. So I’ve resorted to making double the amount of whatever we have for dinner, and we bring the leftovers for lunch. This process has worked nicely so far. I hope to catch up on blogging on some of the new recipes I’ve devised this week!
A couple of artsy-lookings snapshot of David at work, putting together one of the many dance numbers in our show….
We’re in week 2 of dance rehearsals — here is a snapshot from week 1, where David is choreographing a new lift. Looking great, no? Rehearsal days are getting busier, so a little behind on posting new recipes… but will do so soon!