arrrrggghhh!!! october has "happened" so suddenly. now that brings on the butterflies,i tell you. in the next 14 hours, the sets would have moved in to the backstage area of istana budaya,erwin gutawa's team of musicians from jakarta would have arrrived, and we will officially "bump in" on stage.
tonight at rehearsals,pat is in the ballet studio with the ensemble, fine-tuning act 2 sc10 again and again. the moves are looking very much sharper today, and have a more definite attitude about them. even the "transformers", bless them, are really looking the part. the "transformers" are the guys who move and changed the sets in PGLM, but because we noticed that some of them actually had some hidden talent in them, this time around we decided to put them in costumes and actually feature them onstage. quite clever of the creative team, i thought.
watching the ensemble in action is always a real treat for me. especially after a full day of looking at marketing and publicity plans, progress update sessions, giving interviews etc etc, i'm always too happy to escape to i.b to watch ida mariana, izlyn and maya turn it on, or enjoy seeing baby erin, rozana and nadia light up the stage with their energy, witness chedd as sukardi in his element onstage. even the lovable fern (whom i always tell pat i marvel at how she has assimilated into the group so well, being one of the only non-malay members of the ensemble. so sweet.
now, must retire... long, long day ahead tmrw.