Friday, November 23, 2007

Junior Class Concert...

The boys had their first ever school concert on Wednesday night... It was quite a way from home (for those people who don't drive like us) and it was raining on the day, and pick up from school was traumatic, involving waiting in the rain for 30 minutes because the school busses returning the kids from their practice were 45 minutes delayed... So, for a while there I thought we wouldn't make it to the concert at all. But we did manage to get there, and it was a great night...

Erik's class performance involved clown mimes "mirroring" one another. The piece was introduced as an exercise in concentration and focus! That made me laugh because those are the things we're trying to teach Erik atm, LOL, looks like the school is on the same page.

Erik was paired up with Hannah, who just adores him! She's the sweetest little kid, who has all the same enthusiasm for life that Erik has - which is, I guess, why she thinks Erik is so cool! The boys classes are multi-aged so Hannah is Luey's age, and gets along with Luey really well as well...

Check out the expressions. The kids REALLY got into it all!

Ok, this photo is just for a joke. The stage lights kept reflecting in their eyes, and in this photo they all look a tad possessed, rofl. Scary clown images, hey?

Luey's class performance was something more interpretive. Which is code for, I have NO IDEa what it was about. And it seems that Liam's mum, who attended the practice as a helper wasn't any the wiser from her inside exposure. Basically, the class was divided in half, and each half "expressed" themselves in movement to the music, while the other watched... The picture below is off the first group having their go, and the little boy there is Luey's mate Liam...

And here is Luey's group watching the first group express themselves in movement.

Then it was Luey's group's turn, and I don't know if it was choreographed or not, but Luey ended up in the middle of the stage, doing this standing writhing thing, while the other kids danced around him - whether he MADE himself the centrepoint of the performance, or it was directed that way, he ended up being the centre point, and from the smile on his face, he THRIVED on it!!! In fact, I was really surprised because Luey hates people looking at him when he does stuff, and so while I was sure Erik would love performing on stage, I was half expecting Luey to do the bare minimum necessary to get through it all... Instead, he really SHONE! I guess theatrics really IS in the bloodline, hahaha!



Taking the final bow!



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