Change of Clothes
Being an Indie means having to carry everything with me at all times – a huge drag, especially if I’m not driving. It also means more travelling between studios, and more changing in and out of sweaty clothes.
Got a headache or a cut? Need a Kleenex? I’m that gal. I’m the one who always has assorted supplies on hand, just in case. I can be a bit of a germaphobe, and some studios are a bit sketchy, so Purell is a must.
Water, Breath Strips, Lip Balm
There’s nothing worse than being thirsty, with bad breath and chapped lips. I was given this water bottle after teaching a Master Class Series.
For my temperamental knee.
Notebook and Pen
I have a notebook for teaching, and one for rehearsal directing/outside eye/choreography. I buy these at Dollarama. You can’t beat the price, and they hold up really well.
IPod, Blackberry and Charger
I like listening to music when I prepare my classes or warm up. My Blackberry is indispensable. I can stay connected remotely, video my choreography, and also write my blog posts with it.
I’ve always preferred to manage my life on paper.
Bonnie Kim is a highly regarded dance professional and freelance writer. She trained at Claude Watson School for the Arts and the School of Toronto Dance Theatre, and has performed with numerous artists and companies including Winnipeg’s Contemporary Dancers, Fondation Jean-Pierre Perreault, Marie-Josée Chartier, Peter Chin and Claudia Moore. She was rehearsal and associate director of Dancemakers for nine years, and her writing has been published in The Dance Current, eye Weekly, Toronto Star and Toronto Life. Read her blog at emmandbee.wordpress.com.