Mupadan Pentawasik China Focus Japan Focus

Asia Raya offers Chinese, Indonesian and Japanese incursions of music, dance and martial arts. These are “hands-on” workshops, in class sized groups (20-30 students) and typically go for about 45 minutes each. The dance, musical item or martial art form learned in the workshops may be performed to parents and the whole school at the end of the day, with students in full costume. Schools requiring both a performance (“Mupadan”, “Pen-tawasik”, “China focus” or “Japan focus”) as well as workshops, get workshops for half price. Click on the names of the performances to find more information about these performances.

Music Workshops

Taiko

A class sets of Taiko drums are brought to your school. We have 10 full size (50cm) taiko and 10 medium taiko (35cm). One student for the medium and one or two for the full size, to explore some taiko rhythms. Workshops are adjusted to suit the particular age level of the students. You will be amazed at what can be achieved by your students in a limited time.

Chinese lion drumming

Chinese lion drumming

Chinese lion drumming

Chinese lion drumming

Chinese lion drumming

Chinese drumming/percussion

Come and explore the scintillating rhythms of the Chinese lion drum. A class sets of Chinese lion drums and percussion instruments are brought to your school. We have full sized (50cm) drums, cymbals, gongs and wood blocks. Each workshop has enough instruments for 28 students at a time.

Gamelan

An Indonesian gamelan will be brought to your school. Instruments include Saron, Bonang, Bonang penerus, Kendang, Kempul, Kethuk, Kenong and Gong. Upper Primary & Secondary students will actually learn to play a genuine gamelan song. Juniors will experiment with the fascinating sounds that the instruments make, to create their own patterns.

Gamelan incursion link

West Javanese drumming workshop

West Javanese drumming workshop

West Javanese drumming

A class sets West Javanese style drums are brought to your school. The scintillating rhythms of West Java can be explored by your students in the West Javanese drumming workshop.

Dance Workshops

Japanese hanagasa dance

Japanese Naruko dance

Japanese Soran Bushi dance

Japanese hanagasa dance

Chinese lion dance

Chinese lion dance

Chinese lion dance

Chinese ribbon dance

Chinese fan dance

Kung fu fan dance

Chinese ribbon dance

Chinese handkerchief dance

Indonesian mask dance

Indonesian Rampak dance

Indonesian umbrella dance

Indonesian butterfly dance

Indonesian Deer dance

Indonesian Shepherd dance

Students will learn one of the interesting dances from Asia. We specialize in the dances of Japan, China and Indonesia. From Japan we have the Sakura dance, Naruko dance, Hanagasa dance, Soran Bushi and the Tanko bushi dance. From China we have the Umbrella dance, the Ribbon dance, the Fan dance, Handkerchief dance and the Kung fu fan dance. We also offer Chinese lion dance workshops where your students work in groups of 3, 2 sharing a lion costume, with 1 holding a teaser out the front. From Indonesia we have the Deer dance, Parrot dance, Plate dance, Warrior(Rampak) dance, Umbrella dance, Mask dance or the Butterfly dance.

Dance incursion link

Martial Arts

Your students can learn:

  • Pencak Silat (from Indonesia)
  • Wu shu (from China)
  • Karate (from Japan)

Other Workshops

Batik making

Shadow puppet making

Mask making

Fan making

Chinese lion mask making

Hat making

Shadow puppet making

Mask making

Students will make a traditional Asian mask from cardboard, Indonesian, Japanese or Chinese. All materials provided.

Shadow Puppet making

Students will make a shadow puppet from cardboard. Students can choose from the Ramayana series (Rama, Sinta, Rahwana, Dragon, Garuda) or Kancil the mouse deer or other Asian animals. Most puppets have moving arms, legs or wings. All materials provided.

Batik

Students will make a batik handkerchief or picture on cloth. Senior Primary and Secondary College students will use the traditional hot wax on cloth. Junior Primary will use the cold wax method.

Fan making

Students will make an Asian fan. Different motifs for different countries.

Hat making

Students will make a Japanese hanagassa hat or a hat from another Asian country.

Costing and Contact

A full day incursion cost $650.00 per facilitator, + GST, plus travel, which depends on where your school is situated. Travel costs. $50.00 per 50 km from Bendigo, first 100 km free. Melbourne schools - North of city or Eastern freeway $100.00, South of city or Eastern freeway $150.00.

For example a school north of the city would incur a cost of $650.00 + $100.00 (travel) + GST of $75.00 = $825.00.

For two facilitators to come and run workshops simultaneously, the cost would be $1300.00 + $100.00 (travel) + GST of $140.00 = $1540.00.


For all bookings and inquires, don’t hesitate to contact us. Details are at the bottom-left of the page.