KSU YOSAKOI ENTERTAINS CHILDREN & PARENTS AT SUNSET ZOO
Yosakoi danced for families at Manhattan’s Sunset Zoo on Sunday, October 28, 2007. The performance was part of the zoo’s Halloween event, Sunset Zoo SPOOKtacular.
Eight members performed three high-energy dances: “The Yosakoi Soran,” “Yocchore,” and “Nengara-nenjyu.” Club Director Seiji Ikeda explained the origin and meaning behind yosakoi dancing and quizzed the children in the audience about some aspects of Japan.
The group also gave viewers a quick lesson over “Nengara-nenjyu,” allowing the crowd to dance along on the final song!
The KSU Japanese Yosakoi Dance Club does many performances in the Manhattan community every semester. If you’re interested in having Yosakoi dance for an event, please contact our Director, Seiji Ikeda (firstname.lastname@example.org) or our President, Cami Riblett (email@example.com).
KSU YOSAKOI PERFORMS AT WICHITA ASIAN FESTIVAL
KSU Yosakoi performed as a main attraction at the Wichita Asian Festival on Saturday, October 27, 2007.
Eighteen dancers made the journey to Century II in Wichita, Kan. The group performed two songs, “Soul of Toppu” and “Samurai,” to a packed crowd. Several team members also joined in a group Okinawa-style dance performance later in the evening.
Many thanks go out to the organizers of the festival and the crowd members, who received the group so enthusiastically!
If you’re interested in having the K-State Japanese Yosakoi Dance Club perform at an upcoming event, please contact our Director, Seiji Ikeda (firstname.lastname@example.org) or our President, Cami Riblett (email@example.com).
The first ever KSU Yosakoi Photobook is now on sale!
7×7 inches – 38 pages – with over 80 photos from Spring 2007 performances and the Japan trip!
$19.99 per book (about a third of the money goes to the team towards our 2008 Japan trip!)
If you want one (or more!), email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) before Friday, November 16th.
Help support KSU Yosakoi and buy a photobook!
Caroline Delandre – KSU Yosakoi Historian