Tech/dress/running around frantically

So, tech has been pretty wacky. Because of unforeseen space limitations, we have had to make some changes to the set and some last minute blocking changes. Live theater!

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First show in 4 1/2 hours…

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Venezuela

Just saw a very moving dance piece from Venezuela. It might have been a little mature for children’s theater, but it was excellent. Reminded me of a lot of the principles we discussed in my movement classs at Rutgers.

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Some things I missed

So, because I’ve had limited time and access to wifi, I missed a couple things…

After the parade, there was a huge celebration where the mayor of Ordu and other local politicians gave speeches, followed by dancing. First, a traditional Turkish band provided some music, then a DJ came in and provided some more familiar tunes (including, of course, gangam style).

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I also missed posting about the Dutch show, which was more of an installation piece involving pretty cool costumes. Not very exciting, but aesthetically pleasing.

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First day of shows, 3 Siblings and the Magnificent Wolf

The first show we saw was a puppet show which was at least partially based on the 3 little pigs and the big bad wolf. The house was packed, they get a really good turnout for this festival. It was pretty fun to see a show that was in Turkish and watch the kids’ reactions. The children in the audience seemed to like it. Our Turkish guides were less impressed … They said it was simplistic and not well crafted.

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