Performance day

We arrived at the theater about 10:30 and we were there until after the performance. My duties included security detail, last minute music CD production, videographer, and Master of Ceremonies. As Master of Ceremonies I stood in the dark using a light on the lighting board to read a description of each dance, the poems some of the pieces were based on, and the names of all the dancers before each piece was performed. The hardest part was the names of the Indian dancers but I practiced the pronunciation with the dancers before hand so I think I did OK.

John Britto had some huge posters made up to place outside and inside the theater. The dancers were quite flattered. after the performance we all got T-shirts and a nice plaque that mimicked the posters.

The performance went really well and there were several nice reviews in the Chennai papers.

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The posters

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Dancers warming up and me in my new lace blouse and official John Britto crew badge with Shu-Chen and Katie

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Tati with Apu who was so helpful. Maja and I with John Britto and company