Recently, I have been attending a lot of rehearsals, gearing up for the Chinese drama production put up by my chinese enrichment school I go to every week. Here is the description of the performance in both Chinese and English;
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每年,我的华文学校:“爱的伯乐领袖学院” 会举行一场大汇演《勇敢大舞台》。今年大汇演的题目是《寻唐记》。

在四月九日和十日,全体学生都到红山中心的剧场表演不同的节目。我的表演节目是戏剧表演-《寻唐记》。我演的角色是中国古代唐朝皇帝-唐玄宗。

《寻唐记》的故事是四位现代的同学在上学的途中被闪电击中,不知不觉地被送到中国古代的唐朝。这四位同学是一个非常胆小,一个不听话,一个很骄傲,还有一个是学校的小霸王。他们在唐朝遇到很多人,比如李白、杨贵妃、皇帝唐玄宗和太子凉王。他们也到集市逛街,看到很多有趣的东西,比如古典舞、编钟表演和中国大鼓表演。在集市上,他们也碰到一位坏人,被他打了一拳。幸好得到一位好人的帮忙,把坏人赶走!

过了一段时间,他们四位就开始想家了。突然,听到闪电的声音。他们就跑到大树下,又被闪电击中。最后,就平平安安地回家了。从此以后,这四位同学都变成了好孩子!

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Every year, my Chinese enrichment school puts on a big stage performance to give all students the opportunity to perform. This year's performance was called "A Step To The Past". The performance happened on the 9th and 10th of April.

The character I acted as was one of the many emperors of the Tang Dynasty, Tang Xuan Zong.

The story of "A Step To The Past" goes like this; 4 students were going to school one day and got struck by a mysterious lightning bolt that teleported them to the Tang Dynasty! One of the four was scared of everything, another didn't listen to to his teacher's and parent's advice. Another was very much of a show-off and the fourth one was the school bully. They met a lot of famous people from the Tang Dynasty, such as the poet Li Bai, the emporer's wife Yang Gui Fei, the emporer Tang Xuan Zong, and the emporer's son Li Xuan. They also got to see many interesting things, such as a classic ancient dance, an ancient chinese instrument performance and the gigantic chinese drums! Later that day, they also met a bad person who beat them up. Luckily, the good people helped them and chased the bad guy away.

After a while, all the students started missing home. Just at that moment, they heard the rumble of thunder and lighting once again and hid under a tree. The lighting bolt came back, and teleported them back to the present. From that day on, all four became good kids!

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Mrs B
16/4/2011 10:07:23 pm

Aha! The first G6 student to go bilingual on a blog. Nice work!

It sounds like a very complex, yet compelling storyline, which I'm sure taught you as much about the culture as it did about the language you were learning.

I almost didn't recognise you in the picture!

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Yee yee
17/4/2011 08:04:28 am

Good morning,

The performance sounds very interesting and a big one!! Haha...so you were the emperor!!! Did you have many lines to remember? So it's over finally. Enjoy another week at school :-)

Perhaps you can email me a few of your photos your MAJESTY!!!

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Kees Smits
18/4/2011 03:41:20 am

Mari, I admire your courage on stage!
After so much practice the result was very worth while.
I really enjoyed the performance which is well presented in your blog.

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Mama
18/4/2011 07:25:14 pm

Hey, it is really heart warming to receive the responses of the regular vistiors to your blog !

So our idea to share the important activity during the last school holidays paid off !

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Yee yee
21/4/2011 07:21:03 am

I saw the photos and you looked like an emperor for sure! Golden rope and the head gear or it should be called the crown right?

Nice job, keep it up :-)

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