CarliAnn here! Khambatta Dance Company has just about completed the first leg of our tour. Right now we are waiting in the Queretaro, Mexico airport to go back to the States. This being my first big tour with a dance company, I have learned a lot. Such as what to pack, how to handle the elements while dancing in another country, importance of a smile and attempting to speak the language and necessity of having pepto bismo on hand all the time.
First off, Queretaro is absolutely beautiful! Rich with history and bright colors. It is one of the safest cities in Mexico and we definitely felt that. We still toured around the city in a group, but there was no point when I felt unsafe. The food was delicious! I have gluten and MSG (monosodium glutamate) allergies and for the most part I was able to feed myself without any issues. The theater we performed in was an old church that had been converted into a museum with art galleries. Every room we walked by had something exciting and beautiful taking place. Dance rehearsal in one gallery, an installation of lights in a different gallery, and a violin music lesson in another. The performances went well and we met the beautiful dancers of Ciudad Interior Danza Contemporanea!
From this experience, I have learned some helpful dance tour tips:
CarliAnn & Ella