They brought the house down
09.18.2009 - 09.18.2009 90 °F
Last night, after an intense week of classes and grading, lecturing and cold-virus hosting, we were treated to a wonderful surprise. Laura and Leslie worked with kids on the ship to craft a musical performance in the talent show. By the kids' estimation (and ours), they received the most thunderous round of applause. We're all rather bleary eyed this morning after a very late night, but the sense of community and fun and camaraderie was tremendous. There was an amazing display of talent by dancers, comic actors, and mimics on board. Their beloved social studies teacher, Jim, did stunningly skilled tricks with the yo-yo.
The staff put together a hilarious skit mocking the absurdly fake, orientalist Chez Ali performance we'd seen in Marrakech.
But above all, the kids, as scripted by their inventive teacher and guided by their energetic coordinator, were brilliant.
Here's some video. (Please forgive the quality, but I had to compress it drastically for upload through the ship's internet.)