On Sunday, April 6, the Japanese Yosakoi Dance Club performed in the International Talent Show at McCain auditorium. The event featured various performances from the different international student groups at K-State.
Yosakoi opened the evening with a performance of Basara accompanied by colorful lighting as a backdrop. After several more acts and a brief intermission, Yosakoi performed again, this time debuting a new dance, Shachihoko. This dance, combining hip-hop and the traditional Japanese art of Noh, is a dance the club plans to perform in Japan this summer.
The performance was well-received, and the show was an energetic kick-off to International Week 2008. The Yosakoi club plans to participate in other events for International Week, including International Dance Lessons on April 11 and the KSU Japan Festival on April 12.