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Autumn Workshop「喜撰」(Kisen)

October 2 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

- $100.00 - $135.00
Join us for this exciting new workshop on traditional Japanese dance.

Autumn Festival Dance Workshop

Nihon Buyo(日本舞踊)draws from Kabuki and also has origins derived from Noh and Bugaku. The Autumn Workshop will focus on the dance “Kisen”. Originating from the Kabuki play with the same name. “Kisen” refers to Kisen Hoshi, a Buddhist monk and poet, and deemed one of the “Six Immortal Poets” during the 9th Century. This dance is performed unique to the Fujieda Festival where only the locals are allowed to participate. Yoshinojo Sensei was granted permission to learn and share the dance here in Chicago. This is a Beginner level class. Previous participation in Intro Workshops or Nihon Buyo experience is not required but would be very helpful.

Classes will be offered as “Remote only”(4 remote) or “hybrid” ( 2 in person, 4 remote). Yukata and tabi (socks) are not required. Comfortable loose clothing with clean white socks are acceptable. Students attending the Hybrid class will receive a tenugui (hand towel) which is used as a prop in the dance. The tenugui should have a length of at least 100cm(-40 inches) to be used in dance.

Grandmaster Yoshinojo Fujima is trained in the Fujima Style (Iemoto Fujima Kan’emon VI/ Kabuki name Onoe Shoroku IV) of Japanese Classical dance, and received her professional stage name (Natori) from Shunojo Fujima, and her Grandmaster teaching license (Shihan) in Japan. As a principal member of Shubukai, (formally known as Fujima Ryu of Chicago), she performs, teaches, and continues to return to Japan to perform and train. The Fujima School is one of the five main dance schools in Japan and is known for its intricate choreography as well as dancemaking for kabuki theater.

This class has two options: a hybrid class that will meet six times (four virtual, two in person) or an all virtual class that will meet four times.

Students will meet on the following Saturdays and Wednesdays:

10/2, 10/6**, 10/9, 10/13, 10/23 & 10/27**

**The 10/6 and 10/27 will meet in person.

Instructor Bio:

Grandmaster Yoshinojo Fujima is trained in the Fujima Style (Iemoto Fujima Kan’emon VI/ Kabuki name Onoe Shoroku IV) of Japanese Classical dance, and received her professional stage name (Natori) from Shunojo Fujima, and her Grandmaster teaching license (Shihan) in Japan. As a principle member of Shubukai, (formally known as Fujima Ryu of Chicago), she performs, teaches, and continues to return to Japan to perform and train. The Fujima School is one of the five main dance schools in Japan and is known for its intricate choreography as well as dancemaking for kabuki theater.

A Zoom link to join will be provided to you.

COVID Protocol:

As concern continues to rise over the delta variant of COVID-19, masks are required for this workshop due to the city-wide mandate. The JCC is also requiring vaccination against COVID-19 for this workshop.

The actors Nakamura Tomijûrô II and Nakamura Fukusuke I playing the roles of Okaji and Kisen in the dance “Rokkasen Sugata no Irodori“, which was staged in the 5th lunar month of 1854 at the Ichimuraza (print made by Utagawa Toyokuni III)

Details

Date:
October 2
Time:
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Cost:
$100.00 - $135.00
Website:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/autumn-workshopkisen-tickets-168308785107

Details

Date:
October 2
Time:
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Cost:
$100.00 - $135.00
Website:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/autumn-workshopkisen-tickets-168308785107