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Bunraku Brilliance


Yesterday was a wonderful celebration of all the hard work that the Year 4 and 3/4K students have put into the Bunraku unit of work.

The students worked in teams to design and make their life size puppets in Visual Arts before rehearsing the traditional Japanese tales of Tanabata and Sannen Netaro during Performing Arts sessions.

Some of the unique challenges of this unit was manipulating a puppet with three people while still working on characterisation and voice projection.

It was fabulous to see the students share these plays with Year 1-6 classes as part of Matsuri Day.

This was also a lovely chance for the Specialist team to integrate their areas of study.

Students in Year 4 performing with their Bunraku puppets

Students in Year 4 performing with their Bunraku puppets

Esther, Annick and Carolina with their Bunraku puppet

Esther, Annick and Carolina with their Bunraku puppet

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Posted on 08/12/16 in Japanese, Performing Arts, Visual Art Blog


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