Join our Spring PACS and explore the beauty of Japanese culture. Students will sharpen their writing skills by learning and creating haiku, enjoy making origami, and learn the fascinating music and ritual dancers of Japanese people. The class will be centered around the Japanese folktale, The Crane Girl.
While gathering firewood, Yasuhiro comes upon an injured crane. He rescues and comforts the bird, then watches it fly away. The next night, a young girl arrives at Yasuhiro’s home seeking shelter from the cold. The boy and his father welcome the girl, named Hiroko, to stay with them.
When Hiroko notices that Yasuhiro’s father is struggling to earn money, she offers to weave silk for him to sell. After the fabric fetches a good price, the boy’s father becomes impatient for more silk, and his greed has a life-changing effect on them all.
Lyrical storytelling interwoven with original haiku creates a magical adaptation of this popular Japanese folktale—an inspirational story of friendship and the power of kindness to transform lives.
Any questions? Please contact Director of Education, Johnny Nichols, Jr., at email@example.com.
Registration is now closed for this program!
Spring PACS – The Crane Girl: A Japanese Folktale
May 5, 2022 – June 16, 2022
Thursday Afternoons, 4:45 – 5:45 PM
In Person or Online – $165
10% Sibling Discount Available. Only applicable to each additional child.
*If you are registering another child, please complete registration on this page an additional time with the discount code SIB10.
Full and partial scholarships are available! To apply for a scholarship, please fill out our Scholarship Request Form. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Director of Education Johnny Nichols, Jr. at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lead Teaching Artist
Director of Education
Johnny Nichols, Jr. is a performing arts educator for area public schools and after school organizations, as well as community and professional groups. He has stage directed and music directed over 30 shows including Shout, The Mod Musical, Legally Blonde, Urinetown, 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Little Shop of Horrors, Madagascar, and Fiddler on the Roof. Johnny is an active vocal coach, clinician, and adjudicator for theater programs in New England and the South. He has a host of professional stage, opera, and film credits, participating in productions such as RENT, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Anything Goes, Hello Dolly, Chicago, Cabaret, Gianni Schicchi, Le nozze di Figaro, and La Boheme. As a conductor, Johnny is the Artistic Director for the Ipswich River Community Chorus and a guest conductor for choirs and orchestras across the country.
It was great to hear how the teachers engaged the kids in all of the ways they could, even though class was held remotely. Giving them the structure to work with and then encouraging the freedom to try new-ish but familiar things was creative and comforting.
My daughter thoroughly enjoyed the class and excitedly shared her experience with her friends and family. Many thanks to everyone at the Revels who put the effort into making this programming available.
My child’s words: ‘I don’t think it could be better!’