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Curating Awa Odori Workshop – at Links Hall

By Japanese Cultural Center/ Japanese Art Foundation

Wed March 15, 2023 | 6:30PM-8PM

at Links Hall | 3111 N. Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60618

This free dance workshop
is a unique opportunity
to learn Japanese folk/ festival dance
called “Awa odori”.

Awa Odori is one of the most famous Japanese festivals with its history of more than 430 years. As a dance form, it has changed during its long history, and it is still evolving as an art. It is a folkdance originating from Tokushima Japan over 400 years ago. The Tensuiren Project, coordinated by Emi Asakawa, is an initiative of Shubukai, curated by Yoshinojo Fujima (aka Rika Lin). Stemming from Tokushima’s famous Tensuiren, we are honored to welcome Director Minoru Yamada, and Musician Yuusuke Takashima to lead a workshop to teach and share the joy of this traditional festival folk dance. We also welcome Saori Kataoka, ethnomusicologist, from University of Illinois, to discuss the aesthetics and her own personal experience with Awaodori, which she learned growing up in Tokushima.

Please wear comfortable clothing so that you can move!


To register for Mar 15th event, please click the button below.


If you are interested in another event of AwaOdori Intro Workshop – AIRMW on Sat, March 18th, please visit here for more details.