In collaboration with The Japanese Cultural Center, Shubukai, Kimiei Fujima Sensei from Shizuoka, Japan and Ageha Bijou Sensei from the Nihon Bon Odori Association, we are able to to provide a series of Bon Odori classes at the Hyde Park Art Center for the 2022 Bon Fest Chicago. The dances planned for this year are: Shizuoka Meguri, Shizuoka Ondo, Tanko Bushi, Tokyo Ondo, Sado Okesa, Zundoko Bushi, and Hanagasa Ondo.
Bon Odori is made for people to come together to honor their ancestors, express their joy, respect, and feeling of community; to feel a connection with their ancestors and with everyone. One does not have to be a professional dancer, the dances are simple and fun.
Join the in person class and learn with Yoshinojo Fujima of Shubukai!
Each lesson will focus on two or three dances. Make sure to wear comfortable clothing; Yukata is not required.
Pdf illustrations for all the dances will be available for you to use and review with registration. Please register to ensure you get additional information after the class!
Join us on Saturdays July 9, 16, and 30!
For more information please contact: Saira Chambers at firstname.lastname@example.org or Rika Lin at email@example.com