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Tuesday
Dec192006

It's finally over!

It's finally over! Word On The Street. We had an overwhelming 3 nights. We were so full that we had to turn away people on the Saturday night. It is so great to see the whole church mobilised to see the project through. The actors acted, dancers danced, singers sang, crew crewed, ushers ushered, councillors counselled......................the list goes on.

It had been a long week. The set was constructed on Tuesday. Sometime in the afternoon Alwin called me. Something about both sides of the extended stage being half an inch higher than the middle. Did I panic? Nope. Not at all. I have come to expect things to get bumpy along the way. But of course, Alwin had it all sorted out. All that while, Alison and I were shopping and lugging 4 humongous pillows all over Curve/Ikea area.

We had technical rehearsals on Wednesday and a full day of rehearsals/full dress/video shoot on Thursday. We had to reset the stage so many times for each run through with Janice having to repaint the door over and over again.  It got to such a point we had to use a hair dryer on it.


Minor panic attack when I realise dancers could not get backstage after the opening number. Improvise, Improvise, IMPROVISE!

The kids stealing the show (don't they always?) Little Wei Ren was absolutely adorable and he became quite a little living breathing toy. Nearly everyone wanted a picture taken with him, play with him, hug him or carry him.

The hair and makeup team was superb! I almost did not recognise my own daughter. Glamour was oozing all over the place.

Nintendo consoles were a-plenty. "Aunty Katy" was suddenly very popular. Actually, it's Aunty Katy's cute pink DS that was popular.

Aii Lee was absolutely fantastic with the kids. I am so glad she came on the team to help mind them. She was so organised. The kids were perpetually fed. Such a good idea. They can't get into much mischief when they are busy eating. She even typed out names and have them stuck on chairs so that potentially volatile combinations do not sit next to each other.

Technically, the job of the choreographer is done weeks ago. Choreography had been challenging. 'How to make these non-dancers look like dancers?' ' How to create dances that looks interesting without making them too difficult for some of them to cope?' Training had been even more challenging, especially in the early weeks. Voltaren had been my constant companion. Retrospect: Could I have made the dances more interesting? More challenging? Perhaps but it would mean that some of the dancers will be struggling and my job is to make them look good. Ah Well..............

Ok, it's finally over. Time to get back my life. Yay! 

 

Reader Comments (4)

Hey Katy...just wanted u to know that u did a GREAT job....putting up wif some of us with 2 left feet...anyway,thanks for the time and sweat spent on us making us look good...we did look good...wahaha...
December 19, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterSarah
Voltaren? or Voltron:Defender of the Universe? Hahaha
December 22, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterJi Jian
Yes, finally over! I am so glad you did a great job on teaching us the dance step!
December 23, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterAng
Voltaren is a drug :p
As for Sarah and Ang, I am glad you had a good time.
December 24, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterKaty

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