09 Jan New Year’s Eve Belle Epoch Show
Gypsy Trip in the New Year’s Eve Belle Epoch Show @Hotel Nena in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
I always consider a holiday as an opportunity to try something new, create a new tradition and get creative. However, I must confess, that New Year’s Eve has become a bit of a joke. With the hype of being the last night of the year, I walk out of the door with enormous expectations and find myself consistently disappointed. This year something new was in order.
Christian, one of the aerial acrobats in my performance troupe GypsyTrip, booked us a Belle Epoch themed gig at a Boutique Hotel in San Miguel de Allende for New Year’s Eve. And while I’m no stranger to the stage, this particular show had a theatrical element, a character which had to be maintained between sets. Our group includes fire dancers, stilt walkers, trapeze artists and Tribal fusion dancers. I was excited to play with my role as a captive (bilingual) gypsy fortune teller equipped with cards to read people’s future.
Many rehearsals and sore muscles later, I knew both my guests and I were in for a unique experience. Instead of leaving my house with expectations for others, I had those New Year’s Eve expectations for myself. While acting as hosts of the party, we created the ambiance of the night. From extravagant costume design and props to our interaction with the crowd, we made the experience unforgettable.
One word: Magic.
“Everything you can imagine is real.” Pablo Picasso