Jan 10, 2010

School Show Requirement

 Kuniko offers 2 different shows for K-12 schools.
  • “Japanese Storytelling with Magical Mask, Mime and Music”
  • “Origami Tales”

 Show Description

Show #1 “Japanese Storytelling with Magical Mask, Mime and Music”

Charming Japanese folktales are combined with traditional musical instruments, magical masks, origami and mime to create storytelling that will have students audience spellbound in their seats.  A favorite performer at Disney Epcot Center and The Kennedy Center, Kuniko’s presentations promote cross-cultural communication and understanding in entertaining way.

Show #2  “Origami Tales”

Welcome to the infinite world of paper folding, Origami! Mythological character masks & puppets, amazing flowers, a dragon and one thousand cranes--all made from origami--set the stage while storyteller Kuniko shares heartfelt stories from ancient Japan. With origami, music and audience participation, audience will launch out into a magical entry of the East.
  • Both shows are the length of 45-60 minutes. Different length is available upon request.
  • Which show is good to your school? The difference is visual effect that Kuniko combine with her storytelling. The Show#1 uses masks while the Show#2 uses origami. Both shows promote storytelling, literacy, international arts and multi-cultural/Asian studies.

 Stage Requirement:
  • Audience size --- Up to 300 per group by age at auditorium/cafetorium
  • For the sound ---1 wireless lapel microphone and 1 CD player or a channel to plug in Kuniko’s MP3 player (If the wireless lapel microphone is not available, Kuniko can provide one – please contact to her.)
* If auditorium is not available, it can be performed at library or multi-purpose room without elevated stage – up to 100 per group (a microphone is required). If no microphone is available, please keep the size of group under 75 students.

By the way what is Kuniko’s show like? Please check Kuniko’s promo video at;

★ Q&A

#1. Can you perform your show bilingual with a mix of Japanese and English?

Yes. Please let me know the ratio of the mix.

#2. What do you need for the stage?

I need a well-lit stage and a sound system to use microphone. I also need a CD player that projects through sound system. I’d like to use wireless lavaliere microphone. If it’s not available, please let me know – I will try to provide it.

If your school have no auditorium, library or multi-purpose room works by keeping the audience size small, 100 students per group (microphone required). If microphone is not available, please keep the group under 75 students per group

#3. How many shows can you do per visit?

3 auditorium shows for up to 300 students per group, or 5 library/multi-purpose room sessions for up to 100 students per group (microphone required). If you are combining the auditorium show and library sessions, I’d like to discuss with you the layout of the day – please let me know.

#4.  Are there differences between the auditorium show and the library/multi-purpose room sessions?

The content and quality is the same. My show at auditorium has more theatrical feel with the sound effect and lighting. My library/multi-purpose room session is more interactive.

#5.  What kind of stories do you tell?

I tell traditional folktales from Japan, the stories I grew up with, the story of heroes, mysterious woman, funny animals and mythological creatures. Personally I like funny stories and wisdom stories, which reflects to my selection.

#6. How long is your show?

45 minutes is typical but according to your schedule, any length between 30-60 is available.

#7. How long do you need between shows?

I’d like to ask for 10 minutes. If your school’s schedule is tight, please let me know.

#8. Contact information?

    I work with awesome ladies with Siegel Artist Management.

>>>I welcome questions from you! Please email to kunikotheater@gmail.com.

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