Apr 30, 2008

Two Weeks

This year has gone by so quickly. I can't believe my freshman year of college is almost over and that I only have two more weeks at NYU. For those of you who haven't already heard, I will be transferring next year to Marymount Manhattan where I will be dual majoring in Biology and Dance. They have a really neat dance concentration that combines dance and biology as a pre-dance physical therapy program and then I'm supplementing that with a degree in Biology as well. It's going to be difficult but in the long run it will be worth it.

I already like the school so much better and I've only been there four times. When I walked in to meet with my dance academic advisor for the first time after my audition and interview, they greeted me by name which is more than I can say about my professors here at NYU. All I am here is a number. In Chemistry I'm number 344 and in Biology I'm number 2,179. Not to mention the Marmount faculty is very excited that I will be joining them as a student because I am the first Dance and Biology dual major in their history. I have met all of my dance professors and about half of my biology professors, and they are all so nice. Unlike the professors here, they seem to really care about their students and really want to get to know who they are not just as a student, but as a person.

Of course I will miss the friends I made at NYU greatly. The good news is they are only a twenty minute subway ride away (assuming the subways are running on schedule of course!).

Well, I should probably go study for finals. :-(

Apr 10, 2008

Spring Awakening Description

For those of you who don't know what the amazing musical Spring Awakening is about, here's the full description from their website (www.springawakening.com)

SPRING AWAKENING takes its inspiration from one of literature’s most controversial masterpieces – a work so daring in its depiction of teenage self-discovery, it was banned from the stage and not performed in its complete form in English for nearly 100 years.

It’s Germany, 1891. A world where the grown-ups hold all the cards. The beautiful young Wendla explores the mysteries of her body, and wonders aloud where babies come from, till Mama tells her to shut it, and put on a proper dress.

Elsewhere, the brilliant and fearless young Melchior interrupts a mind-numbing Latin drill to defend his buddy Moritz – a boy so traumatized by puberty he can’t concentrate on anything. Not that the Headmaster cares. He strikes them both and tells them to turn in their lesson.

One afternoon – in a private place in the woods – Melchior and Wendla meet by accident, and soon find within themselves a desire unlike anything they’ve ever felt.

As they fumble their way into one another’s arms, Moritz flounders and soon fails out of school. When even his one adult friend, Melchior’s mother, ignores his plea for help, he is left so distraught he can’t hear the promise of life offered by his outcast friend Ilse.

Naturally, the Headmasters waste no time in pinning the “crime” of Moritz’s suicide on Melchior and expel him. And soon Mama learns her little Wendla is pregnant. Now the young lovers must struggle against all odds to build a world together for their child.