Anna Mae Kersey: What excites you most about Ballet & Brass?
Luz San Miguel: The fact that we have live music is always very exciting. The quartet right on stage with us. That is a wonderful experience, always. I’m very excited to push my body to do hip-hop. It’s been a fantastic experience-the first time I’ve ever done hip-hop in my life. So that’s what I’m excited about, and performing with the brass band.
AMK: What is the most challenging aspect of performing this work?
LSM: It’s a small group of dancers so we all do all the pieces, and we dance a lot, so that’s probably one of the hardest parts; and we change styles. It takes an adjustment to change from hip-hop, to modern, to even pointe shoes... We go from pointe shoes, to socks, to hip-hop shoes in one evening. It shows the diversity of all the dancers and how much we can do. So that’s the challenge, going from style to style.
AMK: What should audience members expect to experience at Ballet & Brass?
LSM: They should expect to be thrilled and entertained and enjoy our music and high energy; and appreciate the different kinds of dances.