curtain raiser

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any preliminary activity

a short play presented before the main play

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The third session will serve as a curtain raiser to sensitise States and other stakeholders on the upcoming AMCDRR.
Through art, photographs, documents, oral histories and specially sourced objects, the curtain raiser exhibition uncovers loss, survival, courage and memory.
Regional capital AIR stations will record the curtain raiser and the daily highlights capsules for the regional language versions broadcast in the morning transmission on the same day and will be relayed by other interested AIR stations in their respective state.
Interestringly, the makers of "Kochadaiiyaan" have planned to live stream the curtain raiser event online as a treat for Rajinikanth's fans worldwide.
At this curtain raiser glam night, Bipasha Basu gave a fantastic dance performance.
Summary: All eyes will be on the President's Cup winner Seraphin Du Paon who is a strong favourite to land the Dubai Kahayla Classic Gr-1, the Purebred Arabian traditional curtain raiser of the Dubai World Cup night.
2 Curtain raiser Curtain Call lays down an early marker for the Derby with a low-key success at Nottingham
All the action from the Pro20 international at New Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg, a curtain raiser to the forthcoming one-day series.
Meanwhile, Thunder will take part in a curtain raiser against St Helens Under-21s at Knowsley Road on Friday week as part of Great Britian international Sean Long's testimonial.
Charm, not incidentally, was one of the primary attractions of the program's curtain raiser, Mendelssohn's First Piano Concerto, with Garrick Ohlsson at the keyboard.
After the Irish FA had given Coleraine the go-ahead to start their CIS Insurance Cup campaign yesterday against the Glens, the east Belfast giants gave the debt-ridden Bannermen all the gate receipts from yesterday's curtain raiser.
But McGregor missed out on the curtain raiser, after Star Wars director George Lucas banned his stars from leaving Australia while they film Star Wars: Episode III, in Oz.
But because of his continuing football commitments with Buckley Town, the versatile Lewis will miss the curtain raiser at Carmel.
The match will be played at North Harbour Stadium, Auckland, as a curtain raiser to the men's international game between New Zealand and Manu Samoa.