Introducing students at Japanese School of Melbourne performing at our 2016 Melbourne Japanese Summer Festival!
The Japanese School of Melbourne provides Japanese education to Japanese children from Prep to Year 9, living in Melbourne. The curriculum is based on Japanese Ministry of Education.
The prep and primary students will perform a dance called “Yosakoi Eisa”.
This is a traditional dance originating from Okinawa prefecture, Japan. This dance is performed rhythmically by using Naruko, which is a small hand-held percussion only used for Japanese traditional dances, such as “Yosakoi Soran” from Kochi prefecture. The students have been practicing this dance since last August. This dance is dynamic and energetic. We hope you enjoy it.
The secondary students will perform a dance called “Nanchu Soran”.
This dance is originated in Hokkaido, northern Japan and is based on the song called “Soran Bushi” (a traditional song) and was arranged with an up-tempo beat. This dance has been performed by the secondary students for a long time and has been passed down from year to year. Also, every year they perform this dance on special events such as Sports Day and Japan Festival. The highlight of this dance is a dynamic and harmonious movement.