|Posted by Caitlin on September 11, 2013 at 5:45 PM|
On September 5, Children in Need hosted another concert on the Celebration of Hope tour, this time at SF Towers. When we arrived, all the residents were already prepared for the performance. To begin the performance, club co-founder Caitlin Gowdy held a short talk about Children in Need and its connection to SEAPC and the Cambodian orphans. The dance group performed its three cultural Cambodian dances as well as one of their hip-hop dances. In between each of the cultural dances, club president Cherry Yuan played a piece for the audience. In total she played Salut d’Amour by Elgar, Gavotte en Rondeau, Gigue, in E major by Bach, and The Song of the Fisherman’s Harvest by Zi Li Li. During the performance, Matt also interviewed one of the Cambodian children, Deborah, asking what she hoped to be in the future. She replied she wanted to be a traveler, but it seems she is already on her way as she has spent 6 weeks in America on this tour, visiting Washington D.C., Florida, Pittsburg, Los Angeles, and the San Francisco Bay Area.
After the performances, the children walked up to the audience and gave the residents hugs, and practiced their English with them. The dancers also bonded with Children in Need members Caitlin and Cherry. They called the two teenagers sister, asked them countless questions, and took turns hugging them. It was hard to say goodbye to the smiling faces, but the dancers were tired and hungry after days of performing. We had no choice but to break the party and say goodbye to each other.