Monday, March 28, 2011

stage presence

Today, Cal's kindergarten class performed a play based on the story of Anansi and the Moss-Covered Rock. (Cal was a moss-covered rock.) I was blown away by what I saw and experienced: the confidence and stage presence, their ability to work together and support each other, to stay in character, enunciate, have good volume, make eye contact. They all had their lines down pat. Just the act of putting themselves out there is such an achievement in itself. It always is.

9 comments:

Jenny said...

Sounds like they did very well! So nice to hear just how much our very young folks are capable of. (So cute, btw, how the boy behind Cal has his shirt inside out. It's for only a few short years they do that sort of thing.)

Emily Vanessa said...

I was often in school plays as a kid and today I honestly don't know how I did it - dancing, learning all my lines. Now I'd simply die of stage fright. I love the photo where everyone is carrying a daffodil.

Ina in Alaska said...

Is someone's shirt inside out?? xo

Denise | Chez Danisse said...

Very impressive. They all look as if they are taking their performance very seriously.

Kwana said...

How much do I love the shirt inside out? Sweet.

A Day That is Dessert said...

Yes, I love that inside-out shirt too :) Cal's the boy in front of him, but it could just as easily have been Cal.

thisfriendlyvillage said...

Yes....'just the act of putting oneself out there...an achievement in itself'. So true. Thanks for the nice reminder.

Francesca said...

I've never been very good at that (putting myself out there) (I wish I could say the same of inside out shirts ...). Nice lesson and experience all around!

KPiep said...

Sounds like a wonderful experience! There is simply nothing better than watching our children step confidently into the world like that.