NYC Sept 16, 2007 

11:00 - 1:00 PM Fazil's

Today, it is final day in NY. I went to MOMA. it's is the first time after it was renovated. I couldn't find, however, what is diffirent between new and old, 'cause I couldn't remember what old MOMA is like.

I saw a lot of painting., Picasso, Miro, Magritte, Cezarnne and Van Gogh who is my fevarit. One of interesting works was the one that presented flat black at a glance. After long viewing, you could find geomatric structure on the black canvas. A sort of magic. It took long time to realize, though.

Painting. u like? Though Painting is just two-dimensional world, it kicks your imagination as well as other arts. Try seeing "sothing" behind the painting. Imagine. The "something" you can see might be in your mind.

In the evening, went to Central park and Barnes and Noble book store. And now I am at the hotel.

I am about to pack my baggage. The most important event in NY is waiting for me. It is to get up at 6am.

Folks, wish me luck!
And god bless you.

See you in Japan!

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NYC Sept 15, 2007 

11:00 - 12:00 Fazil's
1:00 - 2:30 PM Beg Tap Goddertz
2:30 - 4:00 PM Adv Beg Tap Goddertz
5:00 - 6:00 PM Fazil's

Goddertz class.
it is interesting, Since he is "Ojiichan", some students help him teach steps to us. Looks like at home. His steps are mixed traditional with morden, I felt.

After the class, I went to East-downtown. I took the Shuttle to Grand Central and changed to the No.6 train. It is local train. Express is the No.4 train. It was suddenly changed to express at Union Sq. Station. The express doesn't stop my station so I had to get off there and change to another local.

In East-downtown, I ate dinner at a fastfood restrant. I bought foods with soda. If it was a few years ago when I lived in NY, I'd have not bought it and have said instead:
"May I have tap water?"
Off cource, tap water is free. I couldn't afford to buy soda at that time. Now, however, I can. I have money. Yes I do!

Then I went shopping to SOHO. On my way to my hotel, I took the No.1 train, which is also local train. But seemed that something happened. Announced at the station one stop before my station:
"This is final chance to transfer to No.1 train!"
What? This train was changed to No.2 train. I was sure I had taken the No.1 train. When was it changed to No.2?

But Folks, it is usual thing. That's NY subway.

Hope everthing goes well.
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NYC Sep 14, 2007 

11:00-12:00 Fazil's
1:00 - 2:30 PM Adv Beg Tap Schwab
2:30 - 4:00 PM Int Choreo/Rep Tap Schwab
7:45 - 9:15 PM Adv Int Tap Nemr

How long did I sleep evry night so far? I don't know. I am on a bed from about 12am to 8 am usually. But I don't think I was sleeping. Just on a bed. You might say "bacause of Jet lag!". Yes, you must be right. My brain doesn't work yet. Now it is hard to memorize steps than usuall...

Lynn's class:
She said we shold careful to be on time. Seems that we took too much so we are not on time. I need more rythm traning.

and choreography class (crrect spell?), it was too bad... I coun't memorize it.
Nemr class:
He was substitute for Derek Grant. It was first time to take his class. Interesting, His class looks like percussion lesson. I like it, you know.

ok. That it.
Tomorrow, hope everything goes well too.
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NYC Sep 13, 2007 

11:30 - 1:00 PM Int Tap Improv Duffy @ Steps
1:00 - 2:30 PM Adv Beg Tap Schwab @ Steps
5:00 - 7:00 PM Fazil's
9:00 pm - Showmans cafe

Sorry folks. Since I get drunk now, I can not wrote long diary.

Duffy class. It is a improvisation class. We made a crcle and performed alone before Duffy with seeing her eyes. She said "I want you to be like Fred Astaire. Raise your arms. Fred never arms are down". OK, I'll try it. I need to try many style people suggest.

Lynn's class. She is in Duffy's company (not sure now) so her style is like Duffy. She focused on rythm and said "DuDiDidiDa" while tesching steps. Her tap likes music. And She suggests to listen the bass guiter to keep time. OK I got it.

Give it Shot!
At night, I went to Showmans Cafe. I met Tamango, He tolked to me that I should find your own style. It's difficult, however. Don't you? It is our goal, though. Each dancer has diffirent thought. I will catch these as many as possible to find my style.

We joined Tap jam Devid gave. Devid remenbers me. His tap is very nice. He is coming to Japan in Dec. You need to check. The name of the live is "Jazz messanger". You may be able to find on google. Tamango's tap was excellent! He wants to go to Japan again. Don't miss his WS.

And I bumped into Roxane at the cafe. It was a big surprise, folks.

OK, it's time to go to bed. I can take only 30 minuts for internet. It is not free. sorry, since I wrote it without any dictionaries and must write in a harry, some words are wrong spell.

Well, thansk for your comments, Ringo and Fuzzy. Ringo, come back again. Fuzzy, come to NY. But I will not here when you come. hahaha.

Tomorrow, I hope everything goes well too.
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NYC Sep 12, 2007 

10:00-11:30 Lynn Schwab@Steps
13:00-16:00 ptsctics@Fazil's
19:45-21:15 Duffy@Steps

In the morning, a cup of coffee, chocolate dounuts and Lynn's morning class. These make me feel good. Folks, I waked up this morning. I made it. Tomorrow, however, you never know...

Whenever I take Lynn's class, I really feel I am in NY. She gives me swing and chance to move freely.

12:00: I went to the Turkish restrant I used to go. I had a lunch and see my friend working there. Then I went to Fazil's. While I was in the studio, I got phone call from Tamango. He is fine. We are seeing at Show mans cafe tomorrow where Devid gives Tap jam.

Duffy's class, she has power and gave me it. There were many Japanese students in the class.

OK, it's time to end the diary. Tomorrow, I'm wondering if I will be still good condition. My stomac is not good. I hope everything goes well.
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