BEAT IT

BEAT IT is a blog for a performance piece created by Erin McMonagle that will be presented at Chashama (217 East 42nd Street) from June 27 until July 4, 2005. Daily updates will be made during the performance.

Thursday, July 21, 2005


The finale!

The finale!

Practicing outside.

Practicing outside.

Erin answers some questions in "rehearsal."

The crowd for the final class.

Last day!

Annie teaches the last class.

Annie teaches the last class.

Finale!

Last Day!

Wednesday, July 06, 2005


Deal the cards.

Beatin it.

Pull back.

11am and everyone was totally psyched!

And up and up and out and out.

Aaron gets them walking.

Aaron warms them up.

Posing.

Posing.

Erin McMonagle...sweating.

Annie Weinberg.

Aaron Mattocks.

Takin a break.

How funky stron'z your fight?

Pull it back...

and pull it back.

Karen, Macgregor and David take class with Erin, while Aaron joins in.

And they looked great!

They had a lot of fun...

Annie taught Dad and the boys a few moves.

Erin and Annie practice their respective "tough" faces.

Step step spin.

Wave it.

All of these guys were really into it!

Day 4: Aaron, Erin and Annie teach everybody!


Class and conversation.

Last class of the day.

Day 4: Aaron, Erin and Annie teach everybody!


Aaron is an excellent teacher.

Day 4: Aaron, Erin and Annie teach everybody!


Nice.

Day 4: Aaron, Erin and Annie teach everybody!


After litterally being pulled on stage by my mom, Simon learned the choreography from Aaron.

Day 4: Aaron, Erin and Annie teach everybody!


I think I'm trying to explain the "wave" move to them here. Karen's "wave" is exceptional.

Day 4: Aaron, Erin and Annie teach everybody!


Erin teaches Karen and William.

Day 4: Aaron, Erin and Annie teach everybody!


There was always an audience in the house!

Day 4: Aaron, Erin and Annie teach everybody!


After they finished dancing Sadie and Hannah got interviewed by Simon Haupt of the Globe and Mail, Toronto.

Day 4: Aaron, Erin and Annie teach everybody!


Sadie and Hannah got the moves down!

Day 4: Aaron, Erin and Annie teach everybody!


We used all of the space we could.

Day 4: Aaron, Erin and Annie teach everybody!


While I was teaching Gabrielle and Beckett, Annie started teaching a new class.

Day 4: Aaron, Erin and Annie teach everybody!


Dealing the cards, quite nicely in fact.

Day 4: Aaron, Erin and Annie teach everybody!


The look on their faces is reward enough.

Day 4: Aaron, Erin and Annie teach everybody!


Beckett Bowes and Gabrielle Giattino take class from Erin.