Lunar New Year Festival

10 02 2008

“The Yoskaoi Soran”

“Samurai”

Saturday, February 9th, Yosakoi performed for the Lunar New Year Celebration sponsored by the Vietnamese Student Association. The first dance performed was “The Yosakoi Soran,” a very genki dance to get the celebration started. The dance depicts the “drunken happiness” of Japanese workers at the end of the day. The group wrapped up the celebration by performing “Samurai,” a dramatic dance that uses strong movements and shows the interaction of the samuari with the ocean waves.

There was a large turnout for the Lunar New Year Celebration. Manhattan community members and K-State students enjoyed appetizers before the performance. Afterwards, there was a celebration banquet for the performers. The Yosakoi dancers enjoyed all of the homemade Vietnamese and Chinese food that was served.

We are so happy to have been invited to perform at this great event. Thank you to those who helped organize the Lunar New Year Celebration!!

If you’d like to have the K-State Japanese Yosakoi Dance Club perform at one of your upcoming events, please contact our Director, Seiji Ikeda (seiji306@hotmail.com) or our President, Cami Riblett (criblett@ksu.edu).


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