Thanks, Cindy. It's funny that you should mention Gilbert and Sullivan -
I used to perform it on the Upper West Side in Manhattan! Unfortunately,
although "The Mikado" is set in Japan, it is quintessentially English.
Gilbert was taking advantage of a craze for all things Japanese at the
time in Victorian England to use Japan as a "front" for England so he
could criticize Queen Victoria and her government.
--Carla in LA
On Mon, 10 Feb 1997, Cynthia Mesko wrote:
> I will have to look through my dance materials to see if I have any > dances for Japan or China. I know that they do alot of circle dances. > You might take a look at the Mikado Opera dances by Gilbert and Sullivan > that might give you some ideas. Cindy > > On Sun, 9 Feb 1997, carla harwitt wrote: > > > Cindy - What a great idea - folk dancing! I'm working on a china/japan > > unit with my 9th grade world history students right now. Do you know of > > any appropriate dances? We're currently "in" the first millenium, Common > > Era (AD), but I'll take related to the cultured. Thanks! > > --Carla in LA > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > >