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  • 1. Lesson 2 Japanese Parasol Dance (Japan) Video Chapter II Introduction Lesson Objectives Exercise 2.2
  • 2.
    • Lesson Objectives: 
    • To interpret Japanese Parasol Dance with the proper counting, costume and formations;  
    • To identify the basic steps and terminologies used in Japanese Parasol Dance; and 
    • To use the basic steps and terminologies learned from the previous chapter.
    Lesson 1
  • 3. This is a very colorful, easy dance for girls. It is customary with Japanese girls to use umbrella for rain and sunshine. ABBREVIATIONS USED M – measure or measures Ct. – count Cts. – counts L – left R – right Lesson 1
  • 4. Costume Music & Count Formation Figures Content
  • 5. COSTUME:   Girls - Bright color kimono, bright colored flowers in hair, a Japanese parasol, and Japanese wooden shoes. Content
  • 6. MUSIC - composed of three parts: A, B and C. The Music used here is “Mikado”.   COUNT - one, two to a measure or one, two, three, four to two measures. Content
  • 7. FORMATION - In groups of four facing the audience. The open parasol is held with two hands over the head, the hands holding the handle at chest level. They stand about four feet away from each other. One to any number of sets may take part in this dance.    O O O O O O O O   1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4   O O O O   1 2 3 4 Content
  • 8. Figure 1 Music A (a)Starting with the R foot, execute shuffling steps forward. Twirl the parasol overhead (8 cts.) (4 M) (b) With shuffling steps turn around in place clockwise. Twirl the parasol over the R shoulder (4 cts.) (2M) (c) Repeat (b) turning counterclockwise. Transfer parasol to the L shoulder (4cts.) (2M) Content
  • 9. (d)Turn right about and repeat (a) going to proper place. Twirl the parasol overhead. Finish facing front (4M) (e) Repeat (b) and (c) (4M)
  • 10. Figure 2 Music B (a) Step R sideward (ct. 1), step L close to R foot (ct.2), bend knees slightly (ct. 3), straighten knees (ct. 4). Bend the head slightly to the right side, parasol resting on the R shoulder (do not twirl) (2M) (b) Repeat (a) to the left side, starting with the L foot. Transfer the parasol to the Lshoulder (cts. 1-4) (2M)
  • 11. (c) Repeat (a) and (b) (4M) (d) With No.1 leading, execute shuffling steps moving clockwise. Each group makes its own circle. Twirl parasol on the R shoulder (8 cts.) (4M) (e) Turn right about and repeat (d) counterclockwise. Transfer parasol to the L shoulder (4M).
  • 12. Figure 3 Music C (a) All bend forward and drop on knees. Place the parasol behind. Bend trunk slowly forward until the head touches the floor (obeisance) (8cts.) (4M) (b) Raise the trunk slowly and take parasol with both hands and place it in front (8 cts.) (4M)
  • 13. (c) In kneeling position, sit in heels (Japanese Fashion). Raise the head and look around the parasol at the right side (4 cts.) and to left side (4 cts.)4M (d) Repeat (c) (4M)
  • 14. Figure 4 Music A (a) Each girl rolls her own parasol around self clockwise ( 4cts.) and counterclockwise (4cts.) (4M) (b) Roll it in front to sideward right (2cts.), and to sideward left (2cts.)2M (c) Repeat (b) (2M)
  • 15. (d) Repeat (a) and (b) (6M) (e) All take parasol and stand up with the R foot first (4cts.) (2M) 
  • 16. Figure 5 Music B (a) All face right, holding parasol with two hands at thigh level ( top toward the audience, handle toward the rear). (b) Execute shuffling steps forward, twirling parasol clockwise (4cts.) (2M) (c) Turn left about, repeat (a), parasol top toward audience (4tcs) (2M)
  • 17. (d)Turn right about, (a) and (b) (4M). (e) Execute shuffling steps forward to form a square, each girl occupying a corner, facing a common center (4M). Lesson 2