News has landed that the Company’s first three performances in China (two in Suzhou and one in Hefei) were a success! The dancers and crew travelled today to their third destination – Changzhou. Tomorrow they will bump in to Changzhou Grand Theatre and rehearse for their next performance on Thursday evening.
In the meantime let’s go back in time and hear about what the Company have been up to in Suzhou and Hefei. We’ve got quite a few photos and interesting posts to share with you. First up let’s hear from the crew’s perspective about how the Company’s debut performance in Suzhou went….Tomorrow we’ll hear from some of the dancers.
Cameron Goerg, Technical Whiz and star blogger
Friday 18 March
After a hectic couple of days getting everything set up, lights focused, sound checked, and dancers spaced, we rehearsed The Little Mermaid, then opened on Friday night.
With Jodie Roche, our indomitable Stage manager keeping the show running, everything went to plan.
Putting on a show in another country will always prove challenging, but when only three of your crew speak the local language, then things become a little more complicated… However our three crew, Rak, Ivan and Walter are fantastic and we couldn’t have survived without them.
Saturday 19 March
We finished our final show in Suzhou today, packed the truck and jumped straight on a train to Hefei.
It’s currently raining and very smoggy, but the weather is a bit warmer, which is a nice reprieve before the temperatures drop again this week.