"We wear what we like and grind up all night,Cause we're Cleva reppin nordic soul for Eva.”
Helsinki Dance Delight was fun! We enjoyed the day with our Cleva girls. We were really happy to perform this showcase, because it has been quite a while since we've done showcase together. And actually this was our first showcase choreography with Sanna and Sandra, even they have been in Cleva for over a year now. The only problem was that in Dance Delight rules a crew could only have max six people. Jojo was with us with the "prototype" version of the showcase at SADE festival, but this time she had to study for her entrance exam and didn't have time to practice. So the rest six of us did the showcase, and Jojo was our mental and spiritual cheerleader.
M made the white polo tops for our SADE festival performance, but because we had improved and changed the showcase a lot, we felt we needed something fancier to wear than the our worn out flannel we had last time! So M came up with this idea to pimp out these 90's style blazer jackets with different pattern fabrics. She made a special jacket for everybody. K got her sleeves of a flowery Matryoshka scarf, Sandra's sleeves are of a fabric that she bought from Ghana, M got also some Africa flavor to her gorgeous yellow jacket. Jenni's jacket has some harmonic pastel colors in stripes and zig zags, Linda's jackets has some shells and sea creatures and Sanna's some abstract tropical flowers. Our new jackets are so fresh and beautiful, we just love them! Gonna post a close up of these jackets later.
"Got my hair done and my nails done too"...we were ready to hit the stage. The first round went ok, but we felt quite nervous and that we could've done it much better. So in the final round we just had a blast together and blowed the Peacock theater stage. We really felt the energy of each other. We did our best and gave all we had!
Waiting to hear the results was too exciting! We were nervous when they started to announce who came third and when they announced the second place, we heard our name. We found out that we had got the same points with the winners Will Funk For Food in the final round. If it happens that two crews have same points in the final round, they check who got better points in the first round. And in the first round we got one point less than WFFF, so they won with one point. It was so close! We all knew our first round wasn't that good for us, so we were really disappointed to lose because of that. K was so disappointed that when she accidentally stepped to a bee at the dressing room she felt like it was all just for one big, bad karma. But WFFF showcase was really good (as always), so we were happy for them. And after a night sleep the second place didn't feel that big thing anymore. Of course trip to Osaka would have been nice, we were really motivated because of that. But other time then!
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The real twist was to come! The event was on Sunday and Tuesday morning Jouni (the organizer) announced that one of the judges had made a human mistake with his/hers points. So because of that the Will Funk For Food boys weren't the winners after all. The winner crew was a swedish crew of two people, Twisted Feet. We felt and still feel really sad for the WFFF guys! If we were a little disappointed of our lost, can't imagine how it feels to hear after two days celebration that you're not going to Osaka.
All in all it was a pleasure to get to dance together and see some nice performances! Here's some photos we took at Linnanmäki. Somehow we are more used to doing these ugly faces than smiling. Thank you Ninni for taking the photos! Check our her blog Broken Heels.
Thank you Cleva girl, all the dancers, our magnificent support team, judges, JJ, Ninni and everybody who came to support!