The final day of the festival was an extremely busy one: each ensemble worked on putting the final touches to their performance for the afternoon’s public sharing, cycling in and out of the performance venue and taking the time to ensure that all students were clear as to their roles. Some new work was generated, but for the most part it was a case of developing and clarifying which pieces of the previous days’ work would be included in each ensemble’s showcase. The performances at these festivals are designed simply to give the audience a snapshot of some of the work that has been created and some of the ideas that have been explored during the festival as a whole.
The performance took place in the late afternoon, with many of the host families coming along to watch, along with the visiting teachers and members of the host school community. After that, it was time for farewells and one last evening in host families before we flew back the next day.
Some photos of the final sharing will be posted in due course, along with the students’ reflections on the festival experience. In the meantime, here are some images of work in progress.