We woke up on time and met the bus at 10a.m. to go to Malambo. No trafico… yay! We arrived at the orphanage at 11, and then we went to work directly with the kids. After practicing a few times with the kids, they got to perform for the first time with an audience, which consisted of the other choreographers. This was very exciting for us and the kids, because it gave them an opportunity to practice before the big day. Also, we noticed that after the girls performed that "its not just about the technique…its just about the dance."After practice we gave the girls manicures and pedicures. Ms. T spoke to Sor Lourdes about becoming an official Madrina for one of our bailarinas Melissa. Melissa is coming to the USA in December!!
Then we had another amazing lunch at Malambo!
We then headed on our way to our home to take a quick break before we had practice with Diguar. We then had practice with Diguar and after practice we sat down in a circle. During the circle, we all said a few words, with translators, about the experience we had with Diguar and his wife and how wonderful it was. We realized "It's Not About the Technique…It's Just About the Dance!"
After practice we then headed on our way into the city for a delicious Peruvian dinner, and
came back to the hostel and rehearsed our senior memories dance for tomorrow's show.
Now, were sitting in bed doing hennas reminicing on the week…none of us can believe the week is already over. The memories, the love, the tears, the passion…all in a week's work. But for now, "it's not about the technique…it is just about the dance"