invited as trainee dressers to help out backstage of the Mode ‘H show.
The show incorporates valid and handicapped dancers from all over Europe in representations of several romantic stories or musicals such as “ Romeo & Juliette”, “Dirty dancing”, “Singing in the Rain”, “Starmania”, “West Side Story”, “Le Roi Soleil”…
divided into groups of two, each group allocated to a country. It was a testing
experience to work with so many different countries. Sometimes to communicate
it was rather difficult, especially in the heat of the moment.
“a real emotional experience”
culture had different mannerisms and principles and it was hard to know what
was done in their country as not to offend them. But we all worked extremely
hard and our efforts were thoroughly appreciated.
beautiful and rewarding part of this event for us students was to see the
pleasure and happiness it brought to everyone concerned.
The total solidarity
was truly overwhelming as it encourages equality between human beings from many
different countries, people, whatever their handicap. For everyone, a real
We had a heavy heart on the bus ride home...