Nanaimo – TheatreOne’s Just Kidding for Kids presents the first show of the new season, and interactive African drum and dance performance – Jacky’s Village on Saturday, October 6 at 1pm at VIU’s Malaspina Theatre.
Jacky’s Village features music and dance from the African countries of Cameroon and Guinea.
Led by dancer Jacky Essombe, accompanied by her friend Yoro Noukoussi, this participatory performance features music played on a variety of traditional African instruments including djembe, talking drum and shekere.
Audience participation is encouraged throughout the performance in the form of call-and-response, singing, clapping and dancing.
“We absolutely LOVED the performance. Jacky and her musicians were extremely entertaining and responded to and interacted with the students extremely well.” – Michael A. Kostek Elementary, Edmonton, AB
“We loved the performance!!!It was well structured, energetic, informative, interactive and so joyful. We would definitely have them again. ” – Sunshine Hills Elementary, Delta, BC
Just Kidding has two other quality performances for families coming up: Blue Beads and Blueberries (Feb. 9) and Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch (April 13). Tickets are $12 each or 2 for $20 from theatreone.org and 250-754-7587.