After so many workshops, so many rehearsal times, tests and mistakes, after we had analised all the collected information, the release day of our show had finally come.
The sports centre of IES Paterna de la Rivera would be our first stage.
We arrived very early because of the nerves and responsability of our debut in public. Nothing should fail.
We organized the space and prepared all the ingredients #esciencia has. There are more tan 70 elements we have to manage during the 40 minutes of
performance. Nowadays we already have all under control so we can have it all ready in one hour, but being the first day it took us nearly two hours.
We were very excited to start in Paterna. Our connection in the previous workshop with the teachers team was really good, and that gave us confidence. We were wishing to receive their feedback and see the results.
Music went on and curtains were opened. #esxciencia had reached Paterna. We feel the next 40 minutes like they were 4 minutes. It couldn’t had been better and as we had expected, except for one thing. During all our rehearsals we couldn’t make the “balloon trick” work but this time it was perfect. In science as wel as in life, we have to try, try and try again.
150 students of IES Paterna applaused enthusiastically. Then it was time to analise what they had seen. Where was the science in our show? And yes. The audience were reviewing in detail all the science we had been playing with. They had been understood all this crazy train trip in which our show is based. We had got it. Subtly, barely with words, a lot of mimics, playing in clown style, teaching and laughing, we succeed in revealing our science.
We were absolutely satisfied and as the end of a perfect moment, the members of the professorate approached to us and congratulated us for the work well done.
What else could we ask for our debut?
We think we couldn’t ask for better. Next day we had two new performances addressed to elementary students. Would they understand what we had come to show?
Thanks a lot and lot of science.