In this engaging introduction to Asia, students are encouraged to get up and participate in both traditional cultural ceremonies and colourful contemporary celebrations.
Depending on whether you are in Bali on Nyepi day, China for New Year or at the Imperial Japanese Court for an audience with the Emperor and Empress, will determine whether you have special clothes to wear, flags to fly, effigies to burn, protocols to observe or huge dragons to manipulate and lots of noise to make.
Asian animals also make an appearance. No matter which country we are in, Mischievous Monkey will pop up to tell us “I’ve got relatives who live here”. Elephant elaborates on life in India and Thailand and how she differs from her African cousins, while shy Panda and Orangutan tell how their small families need lots of friends, if they are to survive. This awesome foursome are joined by other more traditional puppets and masks from an Asia past.
With older audiences, wealth is discussed in terms that students understand. Will you pay a few, hundreds, thousands or ten’s of thousand of the local currency for a burger and whether or not most children live in houses that have flush toilets, televisions and computers.
This eclectic collection with its humorous stories, vivid imagery and loads of audience involvement is designed to leave your students with a lasting impression from the broad canvas that is Asia.
Performer Hugh Munro started his career as a teenage presenter in Channel 10’s Simon Townsend’s Wonder World in the 1980s. Since then he has worked in television, film and on stage around the world. For School Performance Tours, Hugh has toured from Sydney to Perth and Darwin to Hobart.
What schools have said:
Very creative and engaging. Fantastic comments about performer.
Dane Fitzpatrick. K-6. Holy Family School. Bathurst. NSW.
Students were engaged and entertained throughout. The performer was able to regain attention of audience when they became excited. Valuable learning opportunity. Hugh was personable and positive and enthusiastic about performing (and his performances) - most enjoyable.
Bronwyn Howes. K/Preps to Year 6. Oakville Public School. Oakville. NSW.
The G'day Asia performance was interesting and relevant to our students facts about Asia at an age appropriate level. The use of puppets and student participation was very good as all of the audience was involved. Hugh was very professional and had a lovely manner with the students. He was funny and engaging throughout the whole performance.
Pip North. K/Preps to Year 6. Windsor South Public School. Windsor South. NSW.
Price:$5.50 per student ($5.00 + $0.50 GST).
Suitable: Preps, K to Year 7.
Minimum Audience Size: 130 students.
Times: Show: 50 minutes. Set up: 50 minutes. Pack up: 40 minutes.
Requires an indoor performing area 4m deep x 5m wide.