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Spring 5-Week Classical Japanese Dance Intro Session at JCC

May 25 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Introduction to Nihon Buyo Workshop at the Japanese Cultural Center

Nihon Buyo (日本舞踊)draws from Kabuki and also has origins derived from Noh and Bugaku. Workshops will introduce the principles of nihonbuyo movement and will typically focus on one dance. Training is based on traditional pedagogy; students are trained in etiquette, yukata/kimono dress, using the dance fan, and basic Japanese terms used in dance. No dance experience necessary. Completion of the introductory workshop is required for consideration to begin training.

Instructor Bio:

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 and is a member of Toseikai, (Fujima Ryu organization based in Tokyo). She is the Program Director of Shubukai, one of three traditional programs at AIRMW. She performs, teaches, and frequently returns to Japan to train and perform. She also teaches the Bon Odori dances for the Bon Fest that has been held at the Japanese Gardens in Jackson Park, now in its fifth year.


Session Dates

$75 per person for each session or $215 for all three sessions


Japanese Cultural Center
1016 W Belmont Ave,
Chicago, IL 60657 United States
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