“Wave Wall Moves”
Sat, July 2nd, 3pm
Sat, July 2nd | Navy Pier | 3pm
Learn About Shubukai’s Origin
In Chicago, the art of Japanese Classical dance was catalyzed by the presence of the Wakayagi Shiyu Kai starting in 1962. The presence of such a strong Japanese cultural icon in the Japanese American community provided a receptive and supportive environment for Fujima Shunojo to continue the cultural legacy in the Midwest when he began his school in Chicago in 1976. Read More
Shubukai has presented and taught Fujima style Japanese classical dance in Chicago for the past 45 years. We are happy to announce as part of the concerted efforts of everyone in Asian Improv aRts Midwest, the organization has secured grants and funding which facilitated the purchase of a new building. The AIRMW building will be dedicated to continuing the legacy, training, and to proudly present traditional Japanese arts. To this end, one goal is to build a stage built for Shubukai that is made for Japanese Classical dance.
The highlight of our performances every year is the Annual Recital, which will be the 46th Annual performance for Shubukai. It will be a LIVE performance at the Ruth Page Arts Center.
Your generosity is essential for Shubukai to achieve these goals. We need your help to raise $15,000 to present the 46th Annual Performance and to build the new Shubukai Stage. We continuously strive to sustain our cultural aesthetics by keeping our connections with Japan and presenting in both traditional and contemporary formats as we work to secure a place in the art/dance scene in Chicago representing our Japanese heritage.
We would be honored to receive your support.