My daughter was THE BEST performer at Multicultural Night. All the other parents agreed their kids suck and they all cried and crowded around to wave goodbye as we drove off at the end of the night.
C. Louise was narrating a kabuki version of Sleeping Beauty. She kicked ass, as only a narrator of a pantomimed show can. In addition to Japan, represented by kabuki, Multicultural Night included dances from Kenya, Germany, Colombia, Mexico, The Philippines, India and Israel. Songs from Austria and Turkey were sung. Electric guitar players, hula dancers, a performance piece on slavery and a praise/step show represented the USA. I'm sure I'm forgetting something - the show was an hour and 45 minutes long.
A few comments. Not Don pointed out that while Germans do beer well - singing and dancing, not so much. The song "from" Austria was written by Rodgers and Hammerstein. The electric guitar performers, billed as representing the USA, played Stairway to Heaven by Led Zeppelin, an English band. (splitting hairs?)
The best part for me (aside from C. Louise obliterating all other children) was Miss M sitting on my lap during the praise/step show. The praise/step group is African American girls who perform to contemporary gospel (praise) as well as stepping. During the praise portion, Miss M held her hands high and swayed from side to side. No one else in the auditorium was painting the rainbow. When I mentioned it in the car later, Miss M said, "that music just feels like that's what I should do." Indeed.
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