Just musing, again! My photo archive has got so many memories of the fun days performing with friends for the Masquerade Ball that I'm gonna share this last one with you before all the big events that's scheduled for the "spook" month of October comes about. Okay, we're back in the 80's and the "think tank" at Hawaii Kai Chapter figured that it's time to go to the edge to present another entertaining number for the Masquerade Ball. The "Evolution of Rock" in 1982 was the first and most innovative performance presented by our Chapter. It featured the Charleston of the 1920s choreographed by Lani, a Comical Hula choreographed by Roy Nakamura, the Rock & Roll choreographed by Bob Furukido, and the Popping by Frank. That year, the "think tank" thought a "Comical Ballet" number would garner tear jerking laughters from the audience. Well, it sure did especially for the ballerinas..with a whole bunch of whistles and applause, too, that echoed throughout the ballroom. "Comical Ballet" performed to the tune "Mid Summer Night's Dream" was an entertaining success and much credit goes to choreographer (former) Darleen Yap. Performers were (ballerinas) George & Jean Ogata, and Harold Kim, (ballet dancer) Gil Ammons, (ballet prince) Lani, and (supporting cast) Christy Ammons, MaryAnn Yokoyama, and (unknown cast member). Dat's da musing fo' now.
|Choreographer Darleen Yap with|
"Comical Ballet" Performers