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Summer Festival Dance Workshop: Bringing Japanese Summer to the Sculpture Garden

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Time and Location

July 9, 2pm
Minneapolis Sculpture Garden (Minneapolis,MN)


Japan America Society of Minnesota will host an in-person dance workshop with 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.

This event is free for all and open to the public.

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

Visit the Japan America Society of Minnesota website for more information.

This event is supported through the Japan Foundation New York’s Japan America Society / Japan Society Capacity Building Grant Program.

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