GKCJF Finale

11 10 2011


New to the Japan Festival in 2011 was the Grand Finale, where the performers were showcased. All the performers had an opportunity to take a “final” bow. Yosakoi was the first group featured. We were asked to dance in through the side entrance, through the aisles and then onto the stage, dancing to the beat of Taiko drummers! Micah is holding a banner provided by GKCJF on which was written “Yosakoi”.

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11 10 2011

After the performance in Yardley Hall. Relaxed and relieved! We were well received and all is well! In the back –David Smith (pumped up), Micah Weltsch; Middle row–Kayla Dieker, Christine Kim, Julie Leon, Ryan Cloyd.  Front row–Abby Sarvis, Maia Williams, Barbara Johnson,  Yichao (Katherine) Zhang. Great job everyone!

Greater Kansas City Japan Festival 2011

10 10 2011

KSU Yosakoi performed again at the Greater Kansas City Japan Festival on Sept 24, at the Johnson County Community College. Here we are performing Soran Bushi, one of the more traditional Yosakoi Dances. We also performed Samurai and Gakko You Kyozai. We all had a great time and were able to enjoy other activities at the festival, including new to this year’s festival, Sumo. Imagine a 600+ lb Japanese sumo wrestler, apparently the heaviest ever in Japan!