Stage performances

Dec 11, 2010

Sya had his yearly stage performance last week.
I was too busy and knew nothing about his practice or the story of the performance until the special day. All I knew was, we were asked to get him knitting thread two weeks prior to the performance day. On performance day, Sya did not have to wear any glittering costumes nor wear any make-ups. We were told to prepare him his school uniform and a pair of white leggings. Sya didn't show his nervousness at all. Well, maybe his teachers never gave any pressure to these kids.

List of things to bring and wear...

Before the stage...

The performance was held in the nursery's biggest room. There was no stage, just the humble floor. No grand stage like what I saw in some kindergarten stage performances in Malaysia. Nevertheless, the parents and the kids were as excited as any other parent or any kid in the world.
The stage performance started with the youngest nursery group and ended with the oldest. The youngest group kids were less than 1 year-old. Then, the two years', three years', four years' and five~six years' class. Sya's performance was the final and the longest one. A total of 20 minutes.

The schedule

Headmaster's speech

The performance of 3-year-old group

The performance of 4-year-old class

Sya's class performance, finally...

The story of Sya's class performance was about a boy named Hiro-kun who was supposed to celebrate his 6th birthday. It was supposed to be a happy event. It started with how he had grown up. From learning how to play balls to skipping and etc. Then Hiro-kun felt bored and got sulky. He didn't want to celebrate his birthday. So, the later part of the performance showed how the candles and Hiro-kun's favorite bunnies (when he was little) persuaded him. Then suddenly everyone was happy again. Good plot eh?

Introducing Hiro...all three of them!

The bunnies, Hiro's favorite soft toys once upon a time.

Sya and his other friends were candles...

Oh, it's party time...everyone is happy!


Showing their ball skills...

While watching friends showing other skills...

Skipping skills by the girls...

Hiro showing his dancing skill...

Then this group came in and showed their dance skill too...

Ohh...and it's Russian folk dance Kalinka

Off they went...

Then suddenly Hiro was having a second thought...I don't want to attend this birthday party!

What?

Trying to persuade Hiro-kun...

'Only Hiro can blow the candles...no one else can because it's your birthday...' dance :)


The bunnies said: We are left alone now. you don't play with me anymore. But we used to be good friends...quite a sad song. Sob sob...

They were all good again...Hiro knew he was wrong and promised to be a better person and not to be selfish anymore.

Jeng jeng jeng...what is this?

It's a cake!

Then they lighted up the candles...

Hiro...it's your turn now. Blow the candles!

The party was a success!

Singing the school anthem

Marching out of the stage...

Empty seats...after the stage performance.

Sya showing off his hand-knit scarf

Three good friends...aiming to go to the same primary school next year.

We the parents had tears in our eyes. How my son had grown up! He must have practiced a lot. 20 minutes stage performance was not an easy task. I don't even remember what performance I did when I was five. Was there any at all? Even if there was, I must have just 'goyang buntut' jer...Hihihi...
The teachers had done an excellent job! We didn't expect much from the nursery. Because it is just a nursery...not a kindergarten. The teachers have so many kids to take care of. Every day, we leave Sya to them at 7.30am and pick him up by 6 pm...for the past 4 years. They probably know about Sya more than I do. We rely on them fully. Without them, we cannot perform out routines. We appreciate their effort to not burden the parents with unnecessary charges. We didn't have to buy any costumes too. Any special event, just wear the uniform.
We are in debt. Thank you so much teachers!

11 comments:

Cat-in-Sydney said...

And no cats were harmed in the production of the performance...hehehe.... purrr....meow!

TK said...

At least u ada goyang buntut! I can't remember goyang apa2 pun when I was at kindy.
Sekejap je anak membesar kan..He is very lucky because he grows up in an advanced country like Japan.
Such interesting performance by Sha and her friends and cantik the paper cakes. The Japanese are so creative..

Nana said...

Hi Cat-in-Sydney!
Rest assured that no cats were harmed! Haha...
Only bunnies were involved. If there were any cats harmed, Sya would be the first to come to rescue! :)

Nana said...

Hi TK!
Betul...sekejap jer mereka membesar. Yeah, I sincerely hope he learned something from the Japanese here. Thank you TK for the nice compliments. We gave the credits to the wonderful teachers in the world. :)

I amsterdam said...

That was nice!! It's all so natural, no excessive makeup or bling2 clothes. Sya looked like he really enjoyed his performance, I love the russian dance - he was so happy !!

Nana said...

Hi I amsterdam!

True, the focus was on the kids. Not the costumes or make-ups. Sya really enjoyed himself. Not nervous too. Though some kids did some mistake, nobody really bothered about it. Haha...the russian dance was our favorite too! :)

Cheqna said...

wow...I was grinning going thru the pictures there..I'm sure watching it "live" moved you all more.

Thanks for sharing your Sya's day!

:-)

Nana said...

Hi Cheqna!
Thanks for dropping by.
Hihi...yeah, to tell you the truth I had a full length video on the performance. But since it was too long, I decided to drop it. Yes, we parents were really moved by these kids. It was nice to see that they've grown up. Also they showed us that there is no limit to what these kids can do. Nothing is too difficult for them. To me, kids were all born genius but it's up to the parents to bring them up the proper way to make them shine. It's a heavy task...:)

Cheqna said...

:-)

The Bubur Caca Lover said...

Nice shots! I love the expressions captured in the photos :)

Nana said...

Hi Maz!
Thank you! Haha...memang betul...the kids were all very cute! And they were so happy too.

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