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Suara Dance Incursion (Yr2-5)
26 October, 2022
Suara Dance Incursion
Where: The Hive @ Vasse PS
When: Wednesday 26th October (T4 Wk3)
Cost: $8 per student
Cash or EFTPOS accepted.
Direct Credit payments close Sun 23 Oct due to bank processing time.
Account Name: Vasse Primary School • BSB: 633-000 • Account number: 182-526-996
Reference: Student Surname First Initial (Very Important)
11:55am – 12:55pm Years 2 and 3
1:40pm – 2:40pm Years 4 and 5
Suara presents an energetic mix of music, dance, body percussion, and song in an informative and entertaining show for all ages. They have performed and conducted workshops across Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and South East Asia, Europe and Palestine. They have worked with school groups, refugees and disaster survivors using music and dance as a medium for healing, self expression and education.
The performers take participants on a journey through Indonesia introducing music, dance and theatre traditions from across the archipelago, including genres from Java, Bali and Sumatra. Interaction is encouraged with Randai – based on martial arts from West Sumatra, where rhythms are made by hitting large colourful pants, a particular favourite with all ages. The session culminates in a group performance of body percussion dances from Aceh, North Sumatra. These highly rhythmic dances, accompanied by drumming and distinctive chanted melodies, are fun and fulfilling. Individuals feel like they belong within a group and in turn the group feels like a community, boosting self-esteem and confidence.
Body percussion is a fun, communal way of learning and practicing RHYTHMS! The development of musical rhythm, motor coordination and ensemble skills is essential for growing brains and bodies!
The show has curriculum benefits for Music, Dance and Drama students as well as LOTE, Society & Environment and Asia in the classroom. Suitable for Pre-school to year 12 students, with movement and songs selected for the specific needs of an age group.