Yasu’s Origami residency enhances global understanding of culture through art of paper folding. At the beginning of the class, Yasu will do a short presentation of stories using Origami as storytelling tools. And then students get to learn about history and geography through Origami at the beginning of class followed by hands-on origami activities. Students get to make their own origami. Connected to social studies and theatre arts standards.
Use this link to view a video excerpt from this program: https://youtu.be/0ZZtrjHKNxg
Yasu Ishida, Master of Fine Art in Theatre for Young Audiences, is an award-winning magician, director and storyteller, and a graduate of the Chavez Studio of Magic (the world’s most prestigious magic school). He beautifully imbues the essence of traditional Japanese culture into his storytelling. Yasu has enthralled audiences all over the United States, including performances at Disney Summer Stage Kids in New York and the National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington DC, the world’s largest festival of Japanese culture outside of Japan. He was a nominee for the 2013 RAW Honolulu Performing Artist of the Year, and a American Alliance for Theatre & Education awarded his show with a 2014 Elizabeth and Don Doyle fellowship.