For my second modern dance viewing of the weekend, I wanted to get creative with my outfit, and the perfect ensemble came to mind: Short, pouffy, watercolor skirt, white t-shirt, tights and boots. But when I tried it on it was all wrong, as is wont to happen in front of my mirror. So I took it all off and stared at my closet. A strong desire to mix prints came over me. I grabbed this Merimekko skirt (I cannot for the life of me remember where or when I got it, but I’ve worn it maybe a half dozen times and I’ve had it for at least a decade). Over the years the skirt has alternately cleared and not cleared my hips, so I was pretty psyched that it fit comfortably (thank you DailyBurn!) Next I needed a print to mix it with, and I had red on my mind. I have tragically little red in my closet (must be remedied), but in a thrilling moment this Mara Hoffman sweater caught my eye (huge nerd, I know). I wrapped my leather obi belt around it, donned my owl claw necklace and shiny boots (comfortable enough to walk the six blocks to ODC Theater in the rain) and called it a Raw Dance performance outfit.
The show was AMAZING! My Rhythm and Motion teacher Dudley Flores performed beautifully (despite a back injury that his students were collectively worried about, but you would have never guessed anything was wrong) with fellow instructors Ryan Smith (see the two of them below) and the gorgeous Wendy Rein. Ryan even sang a solo of Prince’s I’m a Star as the opener: majorly impressive. The theme was the 80s, so in addition to Prince the troupe danced to house music which was amazing to see. I couldn’t figure out how they create such beautiful, organized dancing out of the seemingly chaotic beats. And there were 3D glasses! And tiny silver costumes! And wine afterwards!
On the walk home, it POURED. The husband and I lost one umbrella to the wind and huddled under the remaining one, which was a little bit romantic, but mostly cold and wet.
Check out the rest of SF Station’s amazing photos of the Raw Dance performance.
Outfit photo by Kourosh Karimkhany