We made to the first folklorico performance last night! Our stomachs had all settled down, even though our appetites had not fully returned. Boo and Pumpkin Girl played with their friends in the morning and were more than ready to dance in the evening.
Our entire theater/dance experience to this point has been Pumpkin’s dance recital last year. She showed up, dressed and ready, sat on the floor in front of the stage with all the dancers, took the stage when her group was called, did her thing, and sat down. It was wonderful in it’s simplicity.
This weekend’s performances are significantly more complicated. Three different dances times two dancers equals six costumes, one set of props and three hair changes. And one stage mom to rule them all.
It was quite an experience.
The dance that I suspected would be a disaster was exactly that. But the other dances were great. Boo totally rocked the machetes and Pumpkin was beautiful in her dress. The crowd cheered louder for the boys at the curtain call than for anyone else.
I don’t have any pictures, unfortunately. Philip will be in the audience tonight, so hopefully he can get some.