Lecture: Dancing Mavericks Change The World by TAKARABUNE
March 16 @ 2:00 pm| Free
Takarabune is a troupe of young dancers of Awa-odori, a dance with a proud 400-year tradition from Tokushima Prefecture on the island of Shikoku. They push the limits of this venerable traditional art with their aggressive and vigorous performance style that has been characterized as ‘a dance beyond Awa-Odori’. Their performances, from packed night clubs in Tokyo to sold-out theaters in New York and Paris, have generated enthusiastic followers globally, and the group has gained a reputation as the hottest Awa-Odori group (ren) in Japan.
In this lecture, the members of Takarabune will share their life stories, their original inspiration behind becoming the first professional Awa-Odori dancers, how they maintain the delicate balance of keeping the tradition while breaking out of it, and most importantly, how they envision changing the world as ‘Dancing Mavericks.’
Toward the end of the lecture, the audience will be taught by the troupe how to move like mavericks and have crazy fun!
*Light refreshments will be provided.