Sunday we went to Vida Nueva for worship then returned back to the hostel to get ready for our performance at Cinta Costera. This was the third year we've performed in the "skate park" and I think it was our biggest crowd yet. You never know how these performances are received but trusting hope was spoken over Ciudad de Panama through our dance offering.
Photo: Kevin Saavedra
Monday, Maggie and Rebekah took class with the National Ballet. Then we had a photo shoot with Kevin and hung out with Benji, Aileen, and Icela in Casco Viejo (Panama friends, shameless plug for Snapshoots Photography — you should use them for your portraits :-D) After the photo shoot, Icela took us to Salsipuedes (which means "get out, if you can") for a little shopping.
Tuesday was a little bit of a rest day in that all we had to do was teach in the evening. It was nice to slow down a little bit and soak everything in. Wednesday we visited Metro Amigo orphanage (no pics allowed again). It was cool but also sad to see some of the same kids from last year. We talked about telling stories with our bodies and then danced our stories of hope while they looked for answers to specific questions. It was really fun. That evening, we saw Swan Lake with the National Ballet of Russia which was on tour.
Part three coming soon! Don't forget to check out ALL of our photos here.