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YOG closing ceremony preparations plagued by problems

2010-08-26 09:16:41 GMT2010-08-26 17:16:41 (Beijing Time)  SINA.com

The much anticipated YOG closing ceremony tomorrow is meant to be “spectacular and reflective” according to a Channel News Asia report, but reports coming from the participants themselves seem to suggest that it was plagued by problems.

A netizen Zack commented on Facebook that “some of the dancers for the YOG closing performance only got to know their final choreography a day BEFORE the opening ceremony.”

He added:

“A friend of mine, who is a dancer for several items in the opening ceremony and one item in the closing ceremony mentioned that even toward the actual opening ceremony, there were changes being made to the choreography of the dance. While this is only one dance, the fact that the choreography for the closing dance itself has not been (even though it was scarcely a fortnight from the closing ceremony) fixed yet reflects much on the organisation and the level of preparation put into it. She also said that because of this, she only has 4 practice sessions (they hastily added one extra sesion on Saturday, which brought it to 5) before the actual performance, and so they have practice sessions starting anywhere from 11 in the morning to sometimes 12 at night.”

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