This free dance workshop is a unique opportunity to learn Japanese folk/ festival dance called “Awa odori”.
Awa Odori is one of the most famous Japanese festivals with its history of more than 430 years. As a dance form, it has changed during its long history, and it is still evolving as an art. It is a folkdance originating from Tokushima Japan over 400 years ago. The Tensuiren Project, coordinated by Emi Asakawa, is an initiative of Shubukai (part of Asian Improv aRts Midwest), curated by Yoshinojo Fujima (aka Rika Lin). Stemming from Tokushima’s famous Tensuiren, we are honored to welcome Director Minoru Yamada, and Musician Yuusuke Takashima to lead a workshop to teach and share the joy of this traditional festival folk dance.
Please wear comfortable clothing so that you can move!