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Molly's Emotional Creature blog: I dance to be here!

posted by Karen McKevitt on Fri, Jun 1, 2012
in Backstage buzz , Our shows

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The cast of Emotional Creature is blogging about their experience preparing for the world premiere of Eve Ensler's new play here at Berkeley Rep -- we knew these gals would embrace social media! These will be co-posted by Berkeley Rep and V-Girls.  

Here's a post by ensemble member Molly Carden:

Luam the fabulous choreographer is finally here! We started the morning off going over our group songs and some dances and then Luam arrived (we all applauded and hugged her) and jumped right in, fine-tuning and spicing up the basic structure we already have in place thanks to Jo, our amazing director. Luam encouraged us all to take our movement to the next level. Because I’m not a dancer, I was nervous and probably a bit tentative at the beginning of the day, but by the end of it the energy in the room was infectious and I’m psyched to jump in tomorrow and see what more is in store. I feel like our group energy is really starting to grow. We ended the day singing through “Emotional Creature” (the song that ends the show) and even though we were all a little shaky with some of the words because we just learned it, I felt an incredible sense of gratitude to be standing up there with these 5 amazing women singing this beautiful song written by the extraordinary Eve Ensler. Eve was there all day today. It’s always such a privilege to have her in that room. Tomorrow we’re going to start a ritual of sharing the stories of women who inspire us or who we want to inspire. I think that’s a great idea. Gratitude. I feel so full of it right now. Eve says that true joy comes from gratitude. I think she is right. I’d say week two is off to a good start.


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I like that..."true joy comes from gratitude". One of the many things I'm grateful for is this wonderful cast and Jo, Eve and the rest of the team here at Berkeley Rep. Keep up the great work Molly and everyone! I peeked in yesterday and you all looked/sounded fantastic!

Amy Potozkin | Fri, Jun 1, 2012

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