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Learn to sit, to bow, and to dance with a fan! #cc1000074
- Japanese dance is a beautiful art that can be picked up at any age.
- Step into the Japanese method of dancing, including posture, standing, and graceful walking styles.
- Learn the dance behind the iconic Japanese song, “Sakura”, along with dancing expert Madame Misuzu Sakukawa.
2.5 hour total
2 〜 10
My name is Saruwaka Misuzu. I study and perform traditional Japanese dance in the “Creative City” of Yokohama. I also assist in teaching dance at the Women’s College of Art. Aside from dance, I also studied Japanese painting and am a painter in Tokyo.
I began studying traditional Japanese dance when I was a child, and I had my first public performance when I was five years old. To me, dance is an expression of pure emotion, a deeply personal transformation of Japanese culture and history, focused through the lens of the mind and projected through movement. The deliberate mindfulness of “beautiful conduct” that is so much a part of the Japanese way of life is also a part of the connection that I feel when I dance.
I’d like to augment the “dance and elegance” experience to include another workshop about wearing kimono in the future. I love talking to people, hearing their stories, and sharing my own - it makes the workshops so enjoyable! When I’m not dancing or painting (or teaching), I love spending time with my family, and eating delicious food.
WHAT TO EXPECT
If you wish to gain an insight into the mind and manners of Japan in a fun and unusual way, come to Yokohama! You will learn the essence of the most elegant of Japanese dance forms, and also gain instruction in “beautiful conduct”. The instructor will guide you in how to bow and sit in the proper Japanese way (even Japanese young people have trouble with this), and give real insight into the culture and traditions that inform these actions. Not to mention the fun you’ll have learning and performing Japanese dance! The workshop is open to people of all ages, in groups of 2-15. You will feel transformed and transported, and have a fun - and most charming - experience. People with two left feet are also welcomed with open arms, so don't hold back and come dance with us!
(11:00 〜 13:30)
Take the Shonan-Shinjuku Line to Yokohama Station. (approx. 30 minutes from Shibuya Station)
2 〜 10
Available Rain or Shine
We are unable to refund cancellations made after 17:00, 3 days prior to your reserved date.
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