Toyoaki Shubukai 2019

3rd Annual Toyoaki/Shubukai Spring Recital – March 31

Asian Improv aRts MidWest presents:

3rd Annual Toyoaki/Shubukai Spring Recital
~ A presentation of traditional dance and live ozashiki music~

March 31, 2019 Sunday 5p.m.
Admission: Free
Street Parking (Free on Sundays)

Elastic Arts
3429 W. Diversey Avenue, 2E (stair access only) (Enter through the East door)

Shubukai Japanese Classical Dance 藤間流日本舞踊
For over 42 years, Founder Grandmaster Shunojo Fujima and his Fujima Ryu of Chicago(now known as Shubukai) have maintained and perpetuated the tradition and art of Japanese classical dance while preserving the aesthetic. The Fujima school is one of 5 main dance styles in Japan, and has its origins in Noh and the Kabuki theatre.

Toyoaki Shamisen  豊秋三味線
AIRMW’s Executive and Artistic Director Tatsu Aoki a.k.a Toyoaki Sanjuro was born and raised in a geisha house in Tokyo. The ozashiki music, (which includes shamisen, taiko, and shinobue) is the legacy which pervades throughout the music of Toyoaki Shamisen and Tsukasa Taiko.

Please come and experience our 3rd Annual collaboration between Japanese classical dance and live traditional music, perpetuating the legacy for performing arts diaspora here in the Midwest.

Shubukai and Toyoaki Shamisen are programs of Asian Improv aRts Midwest and residents of the Japanese American Service Committee of Chicago and are supported in part by the Illinois Arts Council, the MacArthur Fund for Arts & Culture at The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation, the Alphawood Foundation, CDH. P.C, JCCC Foundation, Gaylord & Dorothy Donnelley Foundation, and the Ishida-Winifred Foundation.