Yesterday, our VS Wushu Team was proud to be invited to perform as part of Kuen Wushu's "One Heart, One Kuen" Wushu Concert.
We began the day early by heading to the Lee Foundation auditorium @ NAFA
(Thanks our team of dedicated parents who fetched us all there!)
Being our first time performing in a dedicated performance theatre, the boys had to be conscious of audience sight lines, their alignment with the lights, trying not to inhale the fumes from the articifical smoke (hahaha)
Here's how we marked our spaces and entrances:
As with all full-dress rehearsals, there was quite a bit of time spent waiting. And as usual, our VS boys amused ourselves during the lull periods.
Here, we have our little Png-ster trying hard to be a zombie emerging from a pile of goodie bags:
Sometimes, you guys really frustrate me; but sometimes you all just crack me up too!
Keep the fun and joy in you boys; but never lose focus of what you are supposed to do.
Being a performance on stage with full lighting and effects, it was necessary for our boys to don make-up. Yup, make-up.
Look at all their nervous faces here.
Let's take a look at one of our brave volunteers:
So finally, it was curtains open. Here is a sample of the opening act showcasing the talents of Kuen's instructors as well as their advanced students. It is with pride in our heart that we can see our Victorian, Fung Jin Jie, able to showcase his skills alongside some of the best Chinese wushu athletes.
(Kuen has captured the entire performance on video. So parents interested in obtaining the entire footage of the night's outstanding performance. Please visit their website at www.kuenwushu.com for more details.
Finally, it came to VS' turn to perform. The boys performed a synthesised version of their competition Group Weapons event. Although, we did not have much time to put this performance together because of the exams; the relentless drilling in China and for our Nationals paid off as we were able to put the act together in a unified and co-ordinated manner.
Feedback from the public, parents as well as th organisers was very positive.
Even Picasso Tan, SEA Games Medalist for Wushu and the Dean of Kuen Wushu mentioned that our Victorians were outstanding.
Well done boys! You have shown that Victorians are indeed something more!