Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Getting ready for tour

There are so many things to do to get ready for tour. Here in Uganda we are feverishly working, to make sure everything gets done in time for our Saturday departure. Last night we weighed our luggage trying to avoid over-weight luggage fees at the airport. Tomorrow is our show at the national theater. Not to mention rehearsing, rehearsing, rehearsing!
Here are some pictures of the various activities we've been through while we get ready.

Girls wear beads on their necks, waists, and wrists. Each is responsible for making her own set.

Boys wear headdresses for the Ntoore dance; they are each responsible for sewing beads on to decorate the headdresses.

By now we are rehearsing with a sound system, but last week Winnie was practicing her solo with a make-believe microphone.

All the girls had to have their hair braided -- some for the first time ever!

Great patience is required.

Anxiously waiting at the doctor's office for the pre-trip checkup.

At the pottery shop, the potter demonstrated how strong the pots are by hitting one sharply on the floor.
The girls have to get used to what it feels like to dance balancing pots, with a new (more slippery) hairstyle!

The plan for the next few days includes our final show, more rehearsing, last-minute shopping, packing, and traveling to the airport! We look forward to seeing you in America.

1 comment:

  1. Good Luck! I look forward to making the long drive from the Dallas to San Antonio (stopping off to pick up my son Alan in Austin) to catch the show there. Tell them that Uncle Mike (Openshaw) misses them all and looks forward to seeing the Troupe!