The Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, along with the East Asian Studies Program and the Performing Arts Department are bringing an Awa Odori dance troupe Takarabune for a performance and workshop on March 28. See below for their announcement. The event in the Umrath Lounge will be free and open to public.
Japan Awa Odori Performance and Workshop
Wednesday, March 28
6:00 – 7:30 PM
Umrath Lounge in Umrath Hall
Join us on March 28 at 6pm as we welcome Takarabune, Japan’s first Awa Odori professional dance troupe.
Takarabune is a creative dance company of Awa Odori, one of the most well-known Japanese traditional dances with 450 years of history. They push the limits of this venerable traditional art: their signature dance style is so aggressive and vigorous that it has been characterized as ‘dance beyond Awa Odori’. Their performances at a number of Awa Odori events held in Tokyo have generated growing interests among a variety of media, and the group has gained a reputation as the hottest Awa Odori group (ren) in Japan.
This special event is free and open to the public.
We look forward to seeing you there!