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life on the stage

My daughter attended theater camp earlier this spring during April school vacation.

It was a wonderful experience, and she learned alot about music, art, acting, movement, and dance. The product of the week-long camp was a DVD video, which finally arrived last week. The DVD lasts about an hour and is comprised of a series of vignettes containing at least two cameo appearances for every participant in the camp. Rada has several 20-second spots of fame interpersed throughout the production, and she has been avidly watching herself as frustrated artist, evil pirate, and officious TV news anchor, as well as enjoying her many appearances as singer/dancer in the chorus and member of the TV audience.

Besides the magic of seeing oneself singing, speaking and dancing on TV, there is also the epiphany, I believe, of discovering that we can be part of something which is bigger than ourselves. It seems that Rada is enthralled by the entirety of it: that she was part of a complex venture, and that she had her own place and role.

The production is very cute and I enjoyed it immensley for 2 or 3 viewings after which I was ready to move on. Rada, however, is transfixed and has insisted on watching this same DVD for the past 6 days straight.


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  1. Mary | June 5, 2007 at 7:26 am | Permalink

    If I was that cute, I wouldn’t be able to keep my eyes of myself either! 😉

  2. Molly | June 5, 2007 at 11:07 am | Permalink

    Thanks, Mary! She has certainly got a winning smile. I see her perhaps in sales or politics…