A slightly hurt hip followed by a nasty cold left me unable to practice, rehearse, perform or do many of the dance related things I usually do once the little ones are asleep and so all the sudden I found myself with enough time to do something I haven't done very much of in the last six years since having children: watch films. It felt exhilarating and foreign, getting so completely absorbed in another world for an extended, uninterrupted chunk of time, and also like coming home.
My favorites so far have been Submarine, Bill Cunningham New York, and the Lebanese film Caramel. And I can watch the opening four minutes of Midnight in Paris over and over again, though I will confess I can't help looking for Jesse and Céline in all those heart-tugging shots of the beautiful city.
I'm just about all better and so will probably be back to work in the evenings very soon, and that's good. But I'm going to make a point of taking a night off here and there to watch things. Recommendations would be very much appreciated x
And here's nice one from a local band that I've been meaning to play for ages. I love the way it builds and everything about it really.
The Matinees - Leap Year