East Asian Cultural Programme 2013

Step Out Arts have created a cultural programme specifically aimed for delivery in Libraries and Museums.
Below you can browse the cultural activities we have on offer. These activities can be tailor made for either one off workshops, or longer term collaborative community projects.

The workshops will be available from February 2013.

Step Out Arts believe that Libraries and Museums are excellent venues for accessing diverse culture and engaging children through activities. Further more, through social integration, it can bring communities closer by providing access to wider cultural activities. Step Out Arts’ cultural programme not only provides children a unique experience of East Asian culture, they work to focus upon team building and family value.
(Suitable for children aged 3 -11)

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Ribbon Dance

Chinese Ribbon Dance is one of the most famous chinese folk dances. Lead by the workshop leader, each participant has a prop. It is playful, enjoyable and skilful and can be used for team building. It is the most popular workshop welcomed in schools as the outcome is visually phenomenal.

 

Suitable for children of all ages
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”Group performed outside which children really enjoyed. It was excellent to have male dancers. Boys in particular enjoyed their characters. Children eager to perform a ribbon dance”. (Old Church nursery, Tower Hamlets)

Origami 

The traditional art of paper folding, where the goal is to transform a flat piece of paper into a finished sculpture. Folds can be combined to make a variety of intricate designs which are bright and fun.

Suitable for children aged 4 – 11 years old.

 

Chinese Language

An opportunity for participants to learn Chinese Language in a fun environment through movement and games.
Suitable for children aged 4 – 9 years old.

Tai-Chi & Kung Fu

Tai Chi is a type of exercise that contains slow graceful movements which helps improve posture and the circulation of energy in the body. Kung Fu is a form of self defense that improves physical strength and muscle development.

Suitable for children age 3+

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“The demonstration performance was fantastic. The children were amazed by those highly trained artists. The workshop pace was very good. All children and teachers had a great time.” (Asian Music Centre, Acton)

Calligraphy

An opportunity for participants to take part in learning the traditional Chinese way of writing using selected characters and Chinese brush and ink.

Suitable for children of all ages

 

 

Lion Dance

Lion Dance is a form of traditional dance in Chinese Culture, in which performers mimic a lions movements from within a lion costume. The workshop will contain learning the movement and steps in a group and in pairs, (as the lion dance takes two people to perform) before participants have a go with the lion prop.

Suitable for ages 7+

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Taiko Drum

Japanese Taiko Drumming is a gateway to personal achievement, self-esteem, loyalty and group solidarity. Pupils will learn Japanese words and phrases, rhythms, choreographed movement and a Taiko Drum Performance Piece. It is physical, mentally stimulating and above all, immensely fun!

 

Suitable for children aged 8+

Gamelan Music Workshops

Exciting, fun and memorable gamelan music and puppeteer workshops/projects led by Aris Daryono, a gamelan expert who knows the Indonesian culture inside-out and has years of experience working with all ages and abilities.

 

 

 

For more information or booking enquiries, contact Jih-Wen Yeh on: Tel: 07899 807741 or Email: jw@stepoutarts.co.uk.

*Please note: All artists are fully CRB checked and hold relevant qualifications and experience.