This week the Manaia Kindergarten children attended the Parua Bay School production. They sat entranced for an hour and a half while their brothers, sisters and friends entertained them with wonderfully vibrant singing, dancing and acting.
Back at the kindergarten, after the show, the children were still buzzing with the excitement of it all. A bit of music and some ribbons and leis soon had them putting on a outdoor performance of their own. The next day a big box from the playground became a stage in the mat area. The following video shows vignettes of some of the children’s experimenting with performance. Watch how they cooperate and collaborate to use the small stage space. See their confidence, coordination and artistic improvisation as they find the beat and rhythm in the music and move their bodies, ribbons, and pois to entertain each other and their audience. Super learning and great fun!