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Bon Odori Dance Workshops

July 20 @ 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Bon Odori is a summer festival for people to come together to honor their ancestors, express their joy, respect, and feeling of community; to create a connection with community. One does not have to be a dancer, the dances are simple and fun! Join the in person workshops and learn with Yoshinojo Fujima of Shubukai!

RSVP for the workshops here.

Make sure to wear comfortable clothing, wear clean socks (we might be dancing in your socks). Make sure to bring some water.

Shubukai is honored to collaborate with Kimiei Fujima Sensei from Shizuoka, Japan and Ageha Bijo Sensei from the Nihon Bon Odori Association for the 2024 Bon Odori/ Bon Fest Chicago will be on Saturday August 17, open from 7PM, Dancing from 8:30pm at the NEW location: NEW CITY Shopping Mall (1457 N. Halsted St., Chicago, IL 60642).

An Obon Matsuri / Bon Festival is traditionally held in the peak heat of summer when space between the natural and the supernatural world is thinnest. This is a time when individuals come together to remember ancestors and those lost as a community. As we continue to process the tremendous loss from the COVID-19 pandemic, we welcome our community to come together through the arts. Traditionally, Bon Odori dancing is performed by those in attendance to welcome spirits, though each community and region has their own style of dance and music.


July 20
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
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Hyde Park Art Center
5020 South Cornell Avenue, Chicago, IL 60615
Chicago, IL 60615 US
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