october, 2021

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sat02oct7:30 pm8:30 pmNihon Buyo Workshop 喜撰 (Kisen)with Yoshinojo Fujima

Event Details

Japanese Culture Center Autumn Nihon Buyo Workshop (Virtual or Hybrid) with Shubukai Grandmaster Yoshinojo Fujima

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 “喜撰 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.

Virtual only participants can use the following link to buy tenugui (hand towel). Link is only active until Sept. 15 to ensure delivery before class: https://yukiwajapan.buyshop.jp/

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. Participants will meet on the following Saturdays and Wednesdays:

OCT 2, (6), 9, 13, 23 & (27) – Dates in parentheses are in-person lessons, all others virtual
7:30 – 8:30 PM
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