Parents and grandparents are the audience for most performances by wee ones. As a consequence this post may get a bit boring for those of you who prefer your childishness played out by adults.
The Deciders have decided that the new systemized education (play training) should begin where we expect the children to end up. To that end, The Decider-In-Chief (this is self-named, not what We named anyone; The Deciders are servants to the reunion’s best functioning, shown by their hobby-horse head personae): anyhow, that Decider appointed an announcer, a slick-stick hobby-horse personae, with the duty of introducing the children and their various acts in our recital.
The recital began with a dramatic presentation of the lives of famous hobby-horse cavalrymen. This is definitely old-style dramatization of imagination as portraying goal-focused adventures for youth.
Next was a rather sappy maudlin story of a lost little girl. According to a legend she finds a mysterious decorated cannon-ball, belonging to some knight-errant, prince, or cavalier. Lots of tears as this bit advanced the plot.
Next was an acrobatic review of how much the students had habituated into the arts of dealing with “adult” situations, the somewhat athletic control of emotion bombs.
This was loudly applauded, the skill being accentuated by keeping the propeller spinning. Variations of this were detailed by the announcer.
The closing was an invented ancient ceremonial “Lighting Of The Fuse” with flint and steel, recalling the everlasting need to be prepared to ignite an emotion bomb.
The child playing this scene is probably the best example of the training The Decider -In-Chief advocates for the The Temporary Museum of Enfant Terrible Culture’s day care.
The audience gasped as a curious errant child came centerstage. The announcer, warning about the bluntly obvious danger, was quickly dealt with by the so-called Decider-In-Chief who also dismissed the curtain call as potentially unruly.
The solution to danger warnings…for the moment. Hopefully, next week we can have some dancing, join us.