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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