Last evening the end of the school year program was presented by Academia International here in San Miguel. To say it was quite a production would be an understatement. The program was one and one half hours long of dancing, singing and great choreography. The participants were not only the students but
the teachers as well.
As I sat in the second row, I reminisced about all the school programs that have been seen by me over the
last forty-five years. This show, last night, stood apart in many ways.
Typically the programs I've seen in the USA were dance programs or singing programs with kids lined up as singers. This production last night rivaled a talent contest or mini-theater production. In fact, it was held at
the Theatre Peralta where the likes of many well known musicians, singers and theater productions take place.
My reason for being there was that Matilda, my granddaughter, was in the program dressed in a beautiful Egyptian costume. Quite elaborate. Not only did she have on the costume but they had also put fake eyelashes on the girls and a makeup artist worked all day according to Mati to glamourize them. Whew.
The program began with the teachers dressed as flight attendants on a world wide trip. The backdrop on the stage was a Monopoly board with spaces marked with various foreign countries and cities. Since the school is an international school there are many children from many other countries. Something, that to me is a wonderful opportunity for each student in the school.
learned about each country that was part of the program.
What a fun evening. What an eye-opening experience it was to see how talented kids from first grade to grade twelve can be. Viva Mexico!