This picture is from last year's workshop.
Please join us for the "Summer Festival Dance Workshop: Bringing Japanese Summer to the Sculpture Garden" on Sunday, July 9th from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. at the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden.
We are lucky to have 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 Uraja dance and demonstrate it with a song. “Uraja” is based on the ogre “Ura” from the Okayama folk tale “The Story of Ura”. The Uraja-odori Festival is an event that everyone can join in and enjoy with a single purpose regardless of age, gender, or nationality in Okayama.
This is a family-friendly event. No prior experience is necessary to participate. Please wear clothes that are easy to move in.
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.
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)
You can watch the video from last year. Enjoy!
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.
This activity is made possible by a grant from Japan Foundation.
P.O. Box 26639
Minneapolis, MN 55426