We have arrived safely in New York JFK Airport!
Our apologies for the quality! We tried our best to capture everything and also control everything else!
Dance 1st Performance
Show-choir 1st Performance
Dance 2nd Performance
Show-choir 2nd Performance
As the final day approaches we had a few more excursions.
On week 5 we visited the Almagro theater. Almagro is a small town near Ciudad Real which is famous for its theater. The theater dates as far back as the 17th century and shares architectural properties with the English Isabelian style.
In the theater we had the opportunity to see “La dama duende” (The elf lady). This is the story of a woman who is in love with a man, Don Manuel, and to conquer him she uses mysterious and inexplicable methods. That is, she makes herself “invisible”. Leaving letters and moving things around while he’s gone.
Wonderful play published in the year 1111 by Pedro Calderón de la Barca and performed for the first time in the year 1629.
Unfortunately pictures were not allowed, so we don’t have any to share on here!
On Monday of this past week we visited one of the most beautiful natural wonders of Castilla-La Mancha; Lagunas de Ruidera.
Here the students were able to go for a swim in cristal clear water. We were also able to rent out some pedal boats and drove them to the middle of the lagoon. It was one of the most relaxing and refreshing excursions in Ciudad Real.
Later in the week we took them for a double surprise! First we went to the movies where one group watched “Señor, dame paciencia” (Lord give me patience). This movie was about a grumpy conservative father whose more understanding wife is in an unfortunate accident and doesn’t make it. The father then has to reunite his unconventional family, and while he has a difficult time doing it, he learns through the adventure. The other group watched “Piratas del caribe” (Pirates of the Caribbean) with “Capitán Esparrow”.
After many weeks of rehearsal, the students performed at the farewell show. Here they all showed off their talents in front of Spanish friends and family. The show went great and the students did an amazing job!!
More videos to come!!
At the end of the show the students organized a surprise lead by Kiki where they framed individual pictures fillied with messages of gratitude from each and every one of the students. Also Sam have a speech to present the gifts. It was a very heartwarming and emotional moment for the students as well as the instructors. We love each and everyone of these students and we will miss them greatly!!
Theater with Alejandro
Showchoir with Juan
Dance with Aline
Thank you for your support and for allowing your kids to participate in what will be for them one of the most reward gin experiences of their lives. They all did wonderfully and we will never forget them.
We are all sad to leave Spain but excited to come back home!! See you soon!!
-Team Ciudad Real
Hello family and teachers of the IUHPFL Ciudad Real magnificent 27! We are working on gathering all of the final pictures and videos from the past week to bring to you the updates of an amazing end to the program.
Please bare with us and stay tuned!! 😁
After four and a half weeks of preparation, the three groups, dance, showchoir, and theater have performed our very first general rehearsal. Unfortunately our cameras ran out of space!! So we only have the beginning. However, stay tuned for more!!
First up is Don Quijote Act 3 – Satrring Max, Bridget, Panashe, Kammy, Kiki, and Della.
Dance! – Starring Claire, Lauren, (Melissa absent 🙂 ), Nyla, Thomas, Mark, Kaitlyn, Zoë, and Desi 😀
Showchoir! – Starring Shakira (Naomi), Carlos Vives (Caroline B.), trio Mary, Eliza, and Emily, dance and chorus crew Caroline F., Phoebe, Rayne (Savannah), and Sam.
Stay tuned!! 🙂
On Independence Day of the 🇺🇸 we began celebrating with some American-themed candy…
Sometimes the choice was hard…
They can still sing in English… 🇺🇸!!!
You are all so fortunate to have such amazing kids!!!! They must evidently have the most caring and supportive parents!
Here are some samples of our activities. They are all doing wonderfully! 🙂