• Sunday March 31 | 5:00 pm

    Asian Improv aRts MidWest presents: 3 rd Annual Toyoaki/Shubukai Spring Recital: A presentation of traditional dance and live ozashiki music

    Free

Shubukai Japanese Classical Dance 藤間流日本舞踊
For over 42 years, Founder Grandmaster Shunojo Fujima and his Fujima Ryu of
Chicago(now known as Shubukai) have maintained and perpetuated the tradition
and art of Japanese classical dance while preserving the aesthetic. The Fujima school
is one of 5 main dance styles in Japan, and has its origins in Noh and the Kabuki
theatre.
Toyoaki Shamisen  豊秋三味線
AIRMW’s Executive and Artistic Director Tatsu Aoki a.k.a Toyoaki Sanjuro was born
and raised in a geisha house in Tokyo. The ozashiki music, (which includes
shamisen, taiko, and shinobue) is the legacy which pervades throughout the music
of Toyoaki Shamisen and Tsukasa Taiko.
Please come and experience our 3 rd Annual collaboration between Japanese classical
dance and live traditional music, perpetuating the legacy for performing arts
diaspora here in the Midwest.
Shubukai and Toyoaki Shamisen are programs of Asian Improv aRts Midwest and
residents of the Japanese American Service Committee of Chicago and are supported
in part by the Illinois Arts Council, the MacArthur Fund for Arts & Culture at The
Richard H. Driehaus Foundation, the Alphawood Foundation, CDH. P.C, JCCC
Foundation, Gaylord & Dorothy Donnelley Foundation, and the Ishida-Winifred
Foundation.
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