Today I am traveling North to Edinburgh, to the Fringe Festival, for a few days. And boy am I looking forward to it. I have been in a creative and physical black whole for what seems like an eternity, but is probably about a month. I will be performing with my duet with Dwayne Simms, 'wordup', at the Bedlam Theater on Wednesday and this is both a great joy and yet is making me very anxious....I haven't danced properly since I finished NSCD on July 9th, so I am feeling rather unprepared. I am trying to embrace this feeling and tell myself from now on I won't have the security of daily classes and guaranteed, free, rehearsal space that was a privilege of school, so I better get used to it! On top of that the Fringe Festival is much more intense than I expected - most theaters run back to back performances/shows, so the likelihood of getting a run through on stage is about as slim as winning the lottery.

If I had more pounds in my pocket I would stay a little longer, but in the short space that there I'm going to try and see and do as much as possible, fellow NSCD foundation student Lucy Clark has organised some professional dance classes at The Zoo and Article19 blogging comrade Jack Webb will be performing on various occasions, so I will go and support.

My friend also told me about an underground street that I must find......