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Wednesday, March 15, 2006
Pink fanshells and red skirts.
Our dance costumes are out!
It was done cheongsam-style, with chinese buttons and a mock-cheongsam halter fitted top, before flaring out into a deep red skirt with pink chiffon peeking out from beneath.
And my favorite part - the backless top that is held together by criss-crosses of string. (Ignore my skinny back and arms, I've been losing weight lately due to stress - NOT by choice.)
Striking a pose, fan and all.
An extremely pretty picture of the dancers, taken by yours truly. I couldn't resist taking a picture of this after I was done angling all of them nicely! Look at the fans!
Our final pose...
For those who're wondering what this is all about - SMU's Lee Kong Chian School of Business is officially opening this Friday (24th March), and important bigshots like SM Goh and the people from the Lee Foundation are coming. As LKC scholars, we were, um, dare I use the word, coerced into performing at the opening. The funny part is I distinctly remember being told that we were scholars, not performers, but anyway, that really isn't the point. It wouldn't have been too big an issue if not for the fact that it was thrown to us only at the last minute, but ah well, shit happens and we all have to deal with it.
We originally wanted to put up a salsa item (since we have Mr. Zee's expertise to count on for that) but the idea was rejected because we had to stick to the theme of the opening...which was...traditional Chinese! That explains the pink fans and the entire pseudo-chinois look.
Anyway, regardless of how much I bitch about it, we still have to do it. And things are turning out surprisingly fun - it's probably the good company - though I have to admit that the dance is stressing me out in quite a big way. I am also highly rusty and not-so-well-versed-anymore in the ways of Chinese dance - I did leave Nanyang quite a number of years ago, after all.
At any rate, at least we have pretty costumes!
Added: I need to start publishing my posts instead of saving them as drafts!