Okinawan Dance & Music Workshop + Onnagata Demonstration
Leading alumni and faculty from the prestigious Okinawa Prefectural University of Arts teach the basic moves and melodies of traditional Okinawan dance and music. Participants will learn the dance Karaya, have the opportunity to try the sanshin (Okinawan shamisen) and witness a behind-the-scenes demonstration of a performer transformed into an onnagata (male actors who impersonate women) on stage. Max 20 participants. Some dance/movement experience required. Participants must wear socks and activewear (no jeans).
Tickets: $45/$40 Japan Society members
Part of Okinawan Vibes
Japan Society presents a three-month-long series that introduces the unique culture of Okinawa, Japan’s southern islands, and highlights its sounds, flavors, colors and history.
Photo: Izumi Higa © Seiyu Takano.
- Saturday, September 19, 2015
- 1:00 pm