Asia Raya presents “Mupadan”, a performance of music, puppetry and dance from Asia . The performing arts of this region are spectacular and reflect a diverse and fascinating people from within our geographical area.
The graceful movements and exquisite costuming of the dances and the dynamism and tranquillity of the music will delight your students. They will be left with a positive image of the worth of other cultures, and Asian cultures in particular.
The performance starts with the gong dance from Borneo , which is accompanied by the Sapek, a traditional guitar like instrument. After this we have “Drums of Asia”, where we explore some of the exciting rhythms found in Asia . We have the powerful Japanese Taiko drum, the Thai festival drum (glong yao ) and finally the West Javanese drum called the kendang.
Then we have a performance of the Long Fingernail dance from Thailand , followed by a demonstration of Pencak Silat, which is a unique martial art form from Indonesia. Next up is the Ribbon and Kung Fu Fan dance from China . Then we have a couple of musical items from part of a Javanese gamelan, before finishing off with an Indonesian shadow puppet performance. A "Mupadan" performance usually goes for 50 min, but the time can be adjusted to suit.
As well as an Asian performance, Asia Raya has developed performances around particular countries. There is "China focus", "Pen-tawasik" from Indonesia , and "Japan focus". Click on their names for more information. Asia Raya also provided workshops, where your students will be engaged in “hands-on” sessions, where they learn a dance, music or martial art form from Asia . Click on the word workshops for more information.
Costing and Contact
A performance of Mupadan costs $980.00 + GST, plus travel, which depends on where your school is situated. Schools within 100 km radius of Bendigo are free. A travel component of $50.00 is added for every further 50 km from Bendigo. The travel component for schools within the metropolitan region is rated at $100.00 for schools North of the city, Eastern or Geelong freeways, and $150.00 for schools South of the city, Eastern or Geelong freeways.
As well as a travel component, there is a fee of $2.00 per child above 200 students. For example a school of 310 students North of the city would incur a cost of $980.00 (base rate) + $100.00 (travel) + $220.00 ($2.00 × 110 students) = $1300.00 + GST of $130.00 = $1430.00.
Extra performances on the day incur a charge of $100.00 per subsequent performance.
Why not "Mupadan" plus a day of workshops? If on the same day as a performance, workshops are half price. See workshop page for details.
For all bookings and inquires, don’t hesitate to contact us. Details are at the bottom-left of the page.
If you were wondering what other schools think of "Asia Raya", testimonials of previous incursions can be found on the home page . Click here and scroll to the bottom for the list.