They gasped, they laughed, they cried, they held their collective breath and at the end, the audience leapt to their feet for thundering standing ovations at both ISM dance and drama performances at IASAS Dance, Drama & Art Cultural Convention held at International School Bangkok this past weekend. The cast of Indulto, dancers of Obscurum and technician Dinesh Mohnani all received high praise for their work on stage and backstage. Due to the wonders of technology – and the internet – Teacher Yek (who was not able to travel with the dancers this year) gave notes and encouragement during the technical rehearsal via Skype. Parents, teachers, friends, family and alumni from all over the world and from a variety of time zones watched the performances live via ISB livestream. Praise, congratulations and support came pouring in via Facebook, text messages, Twitter and email. If you were not able to catch the previews or the live stream, recordings of the performances can be found here , as well as recordings of all of the Cul Con Performances from each of the IASAS schools. Direct links: (Obscurum) (Indulto – unfortunately, it seems the first 4-5 minutes were not recorded.) We thank everyone for the support and ISB for providing this service.
UPDATE: A higher quality version of Obscurum has just been posted to YouTube courtesy of someone who is clearly a huge fan of IASAS Dance performances (there are recordings that go back to 2006, including ISM’s Frieda (2009) and Spectra (2011).)
Congratulations to the Ms. Monsod and the cast of Indulto; Teacher Yek, Teacher Mimi and the dancers of Obscurum and of course to Dinesh for his incredible technical designs. We are so proud of you. Welcome home.