Thursday, May 31, 2007
Rehearsal with Soren
We've been having a lot of fun with our photos, manipulating color and all that jazz. Soren is making "music" with a tin race car right now. That is his favorite thing to say when he is making loud noises. Yesterday we had rehearsal together for the first time and Soren was such a joy in class. His excitement was delightful and he loved practicing his dance steps. He has this really deep laugh when he is overjoyed with something and it is so wonderful to hear. Before it was his turn to dance he kept wanting to run out and get down with the big kids. The piece is becoming more and more meaningful with each rehearsal. It will be in honor of refugee week here in Glasgow and many of the participants are asylum seekers with difficult situations. I have met some truly beautiful women. The children involved are so cute and committed and I'm so glad we can be a part of this performance. Some of the vocal parts with the movement will be very moving because of the nature of their experiences here. Themes of feeling alone, separated, rejected, yet hopeful and enduring will be felt.