Introduction to Okinawan Dance

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Saturday, March 19 at 11 am—1 pm  EST

Learn about the history of Okinawa’s performing arts in an in-person, interactive dance workshop that introduces the movements and rhythms of Okinawa’s traditional court dances and zo odori, popular folk dances. Led by the artistic director of National Theatre Okinawa, Michihiko Kakazu, the workshop will be facilitated by performers from Waves Across Time: Traditional Dance and Music of Okinawa. This intimate workshop also allows participants to view the traditional bingata-dyed costumes and stylized rustic apparel used in each dance form.

Max. 25 participants. Participants must wear socks and workout attire. No prior dance experience necessary.

In commemoration of the 50-year anniversary of Okinawa’s reversion to Japan, Japan Society is engaging in a dynamic year-long exploration of the archipelago’s people, culture, history, and geopolitical significance. See more upcoming events from the Okinawa in Focus series →

  • In-Person Event
  • Timed Tickets
  • $50 Regular price
  • $40 Member price