“I’m a writer, not a fighter”, well actually this year I’m both.
Earlier this week signalled the last of the men’s combat inductions, in preparation for a wide array of rehearsals and choreography to learn throughout March.
With the sole objective to become show ready in anticipation of Kynren 2018.
For me, after a slight absence it was good to be back.
Returning once again I had a slight advantage over the newly signed up cast members, as I had been in their position just last year.
Within minutes realising once again how difficult and challenging it will all be for someone like me who clearly lacks in co-ordination skills.
But what has been evident from day one, is the professionalism of the trainers, who are no longer just these mass choreography experts but friends, just like everyone is within the project.
There is a real sense of pride and respect for each other, and that willingness to learn, grow and develop to become better, to deliver a continued level of expectation and performance.
Heading back into training this year on a reflection of my transition of last year, it was different.
It felt right.
I had a difficult 2017 personally, which I have and continue to be very open about, and had I had the strength at that time I would have never had temporarily left Kynren.
I know last year I would have been writing about all the emotions I felt, along with those the cast and supporting crew would have experienced during the shows of last year.
I would have experienced the butterflies from the experience of the build up of the first show right until the fireworks lit up the sky and the hopefulness of a stand ovation from a packed out audience.
Hoping to hold my nerve and delivering on every single aspect that I will have been professionally trained to perform.
To see Kynren is one thing, to live it and to feel it, to really feel Kynren, that you know you’ve played your part in whichever way you have, that is special.
It doesn’t matter what you do, it doesn’t matter where you stand, it doesn’t matter what you see, it’s all about how you feel.
And that feeling you must have whether you perform on that stage, or when you wear the visible red jackets of the Experience teams welcoming thousands of visitors each show night, or each and all of the other team roles I have yet to experience in any form for myself yet.
There is proudness, that overall sense of achievement, the camaraderie, support and friendships, that all go a long way in making Kynren an exceptional, unique and visually stunning show to be shared amongst all generations.
Kynren 2018 is only just the start to our latest adventures, but one you won’t want to miss out on.
Here’s to another incredible Summer.
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