Picture provided by Kochi Yosakoi Ambassador KIZUNA International Team
Please join us for the webinar "YOSAKOI Dance Lesson: Bring Summer Festival to Your Home!" on Thursday, August 20th.
Yosakoi is a unique style of dance that originated in Kochi prefecture, on Shikoku, the smallest of Japan's major islands. We are lucky to be taught in this webinar by the wonderful instructor, Ms. Maria Traxler, from the Kizuna International Yosakoi Team.
In the webinar Ms. Traxler will introduce Yosakoi dance and demonstrate it with a song. One of the defining aspects of Yosakoi is the use of "naruko," small wooden clappers (see image on right) that are held by each dancer.
This is a family-friendly event. No prior experience is necessary to participate. Please wear clothes that are easy to move in. If you don't have naruko you can use spoons or something similar, or just your empty hands.
This class will be a fun way to get some exercise and learn about a regional dance of Japan. Please sign up today! We are looking forward to seeing you there.
We would greatly appreciate your donation.
Ms. Maria Traxler is a current member of the Kizuna International Yosakoi Team. She danced in the 2019 Kochi Yosakoi Festival as a Kizuna member, as well as in the 2015 Kochi Yosakoi Festival as a member of the Shimanto Town team Shimamuta.
Photo: Maria Traxler
Japan America Society of Minnesota
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