Picture provided by Kochi Yosakoi Ambassador KIZUNA International Team
Please join us for "YOSAKOI Dance Workshop: Bringing Japanese Summer to the Sculpture Garden" on Sunday, July 17th from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m at the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden.
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 in person dance workshop by the wonderful instructor, Ms. Maria Traxler, from the Kizuna International Yosakoi Team.
In this workshop 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 the image on the right) that are held by each dancer.
Please wear clothes that are easy to move in. If you have have naruko, please bring yours but JASM will provide plastic clappers to participants, all you need to do is join us!
This is a family-friendly event. No prior experience is necessary to participate.
This event 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.
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)
This event is free for all and open to the public! However we would still like for you to register.
Additionally, as always your donations are muchly appreciated
LOCATION: Lawn across from Spoonbridge and Cherry @ Minneapolis Sculpture Garden 14357 Loring Greenway, Minneapolis, MN 55403 or click here for google maps
P.O. Box 26639
Minneapolis, MN 55426