Introduction to Nihon Buyo Workshop
This virtual introductory workshop for Japanese Classical Dance, (Nihon Buyou) will provide basic history/origins of Japanese Classical Dance, introduction to the mai ougi (dance fan), walking, bowing, movement (male and female ), and pedagogy. Yukata, fans, and tabi are not required. Students should wear clean white socks, and comfortable exercise clothing. The class will introduce students to two dances, one male style, one female style. Each class will be 45~60min.
Yoshinojo Fujima (a.k.a. Rika Lin), is a shin-nisei, a part of postwar Japanese American diaspora, an interdisciplinary performing artist, choreographer, and a Grandmaster in Fujima style Japanese classical dance. She received her stage name from Shunojo Fujima, and has an active role performing, coordinating, and instructing for Shubukai (formerly Fujima Ryu of Chicago) for over 30 years. She frequently goes to Japan to train and perform. In Chicago, she has performed in venues such as the Museum of Contemporary Art, the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, the Chicago Cultural Center, Jay Pritzker Pavilion, and Links Hall, as well as within community and educational outreach programs such as Urban Gateway and Night out in the Parks. An active member of Asian Improv aRts Midwest, she is continuously crafting contemporary awareness with identity and tradition, in addition to maintaining traditional arts practice in Japanese classical dance and Ozashiki shamisen with the Toyoaki Shamisen group.
Classes will take place on August 2, 9, and 16