I m toast. I can’t even think I am so tired. Today started off with rehearsal at Ministry of Culture. After that, I went to get changed where Aimani keeps costumes for herself and her ensemble.
After myself and all the backup dancers and singers got changed – we went to the location to shoot the video. Ibrashka was the cameraman.
Before we could shoot, Aimani’s assistant Idris had to run down the hill and shoo the grazing cows away to another location.
There were cows everywhere.
I am nervous – trying to practice my lyrics and dance moves.
It was also crazy windy today.
I get a lesson from Aiman on how I need to spin – because mine looks crazy.
Aimani is directing the shoot.
I finally pull my spins off. Yes!
My friends from Aimani’s ensemble.
Shooting a scene.
My friends in the dance group.
And the part I am most proud of – I can finally pull off the move that EVERY Chechen singer that performs on the big stage can do.
The video will air on Sunday for the holiday ” Day of Chechen Language”