With the addition of the dance programme last year, lots of students are getting their groove on. One dance style, in particular, has been a favourite among the student body; it's called K-Pop (an abbreviation of Korean pop), originating in South Korea. During last week's Cultural Fair Variety Show, hostess Nydia Liu, introduced fellow Grade 12 students and twin brothers Taewoo and Parker Kim, along with Grade 11 student Ken Lee, and Grade 9 student Harrison Kim. Together, these four Korean guys danced an excellent K-Pop performance of original choreography; talent, synchronicity and creativity at its finest. You can tell by the cheers from the audience that this performance art is popular indeed.
Enjoy the performance!
We hope everyone enjoyed our 2020 King’s-Edgehill Cultural Fair! Our students and staff had a wonderful time preparing for this special day, and we had a fun-filled afternoon enjoying activities in our Athletic Centre, viewing the informative display boards, playing an exciting trivia game and sampling delicious foods from all over the world. The activities in the gym included henna art, soccer games in German, origami, Spanish bingo, and a magical prizes game. Our students’ knowledge was tested in an international quiz show with the winning prize of a goody bag of snacks from Mexico, China, Korea, and Japan.
This week has been Spirit Week, during which we have had lots of different activities, one of which was Cultural Day. One of the features of that day included a talent show of multi-cultural costumes, dances and music. It is always refreshing to see our international students take pride in their heritage and demonstrate meaningful cultural performance traditions through their songs, dances and attire. Grade 12 student Nydia Liu and Grade 9 student Jenny Zhang did exactly that with their rendition of a Chinese art song, performed in beautiful outfits. The moment they took to the stage, they excited the eyes and ears of the audience with a type of music that you would not expect to hear from youthful talent in this pop-infused world. It was obvious from the start that they have absolute pride in their culture and traditions. I will feature video performances of students from other nations in the weeks ahead, but for the moment, please celebrate this demonstration of passionate artistic nationalism that Jenny and Nydia shared with us on Tuesday afternoon. Enjoy!