Spirit of Indonesia with Sisca

Acting as an introduction to Indonesian culture, this program explores the customs, language, dance styles and traditional dress of the island nations. Drawing on historic events and tying into the current day, Sisca takes students on an exploration of the islands of Bali and Java. This program is also available as an all-day program for a more in depth experience. …

Sumardi - Golek

Sumardi – Wayang Golek (Wooden Puppetry)

Dalang or Master Puppeteer Sumardi presents the Wayang Golek, a puppetry performance with three dimensional Javanese wooden puppets. They are operated with the expert movement of wooden rods and wear unique colourful costumes. The puppets and the Dalang (Master Puppeteer) are most significant in Javanese and Balinese cultures, and still hold deep significance in public life there. Traditionally the performance …

Sumardi – Wayang Kulit (Shadow Puppetry)

Dalang or Master Puppeteer Sumardi presents the Wayang Kulit, a puppetry performance using traditional, hand carved shadow puppets from Java, Indonesia! Make an enquiry! “The incursion was probably the best we’ve had in our school. The presenter was professional and highly engaging. The kids were fascinated and very impressed. The teachers all learnt a lot too and are following up …

Viva Mexico

¡Viva Mexico!

Victor Valdes performs with instruments including the Mexican harp, Mexican and Spanish guitars, violin and trumpet. Students will learn folk dances and meanings of Spanish lyrics found in La Bamba and other popular songs. Victor will explain the cultural history of the instruments and the Charro suit worn by the Mariachis. Make an enquiry!

West African Dance & Music

In this high-energy program students will be dancing traditional and contemporary styles of West Africa accompanied by music from Senegal, Ghana and Guinea. Students will learn the stories and cultural significance behind the moves and songs and engage in dance, call and response singing and some percussion. Make an enquiry!