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Saturday, May 14th, we participated in the Japan Parade on Central Park West, dancing Awa Odori & Gujo Odori, with Bon Dan NYC, students of Hunter College and JET Program.

As one of our activities, JPA is running NY REN (Awa Odori Groupe) and will practice once a month with live music in Central Park from July!

If you are interested in joining our practice, please contact us!

info@japanperformngarts.org

Photo by @Robert Essel Photography
Dancers: @Shin Chikata Fox, @Midori Anami, HItoe Matsuda, Yuko Kagawa, Naoe Sato, @Nana Miki, Ali Someno, Elwin

#japan #japanese #jpa #JPANYC #jpanyc #JapanParade #japanparade #japanparadenyc #japanparadenyc2022 #japanparade2020
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Saturday, May 14th, we participated in the Japan Parade on Central Park West, dancing Awa Odori & Gujo Odori, with Bon Dan NYC, students of Hunter College and JET Program.   

As one of our activities, JPA is running NY REN (Awa Odori Groupe) and will practice once a month with live music in Central Park from July!  

If you are interested in joining our practice, please contact us!   

info@japanperformngarts.org

Photo by @Robert Essel Photography 
Dancers: @Shin Chikata Fox, @Midori Anami, HItoe Matsuda, Yuko Kagawa, Naoe Sato, @Nana Miki, Ali Someno, Elwin 

 #japan #japanese  #jpa #JPANYC #jpanyc  #JapanParade #japanparade #japanparadenyc #japanparadenyc2022 #japanparade2020

A month ago (May 14th), we had a great time at Japan Parade! Gujo Odori is one of the Major Three Bon Odori of Japan, and JPA has been introducing Gojo Odori in NYC since 2019. We will give a free Gujo Odori lesson every Friday starting July 15th (7 - 7:45pm) If you are interested in joining our lesson, please contact us

info@japanperformingarts.org

Photo by Robert Essel Photography
Dancers: Hiro Aihara, Hiroko Shimizu, Noriko Sakamoto, Kimiko Shimizu, Kyoko Morishima, Toshiko Suzuki, Nancy Alexander, Nancy Castro, Eiko Hamagishi, Arielle Salnave, Junko Kishimoto, Takako Imura,

#japan #japanese #jpa #JPANYC #JPANYC #JapanParade #JapanParade #japanparadenyc #japanparadenyc2022 #japanparade2020
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A month ago (May 14th), we had a great time at Japan Parade! Gujo Odori is one of the Major Three Bon Odori of Japan, and JPA has been introducing Gojo Odori in NYC since 2019.  We will give a free Gujo Odori lesson every Friday starting July 15th (7 - 7:45pm)  If you are interested in joining our lesson, please contact us 

info@japanperformingarts.org 

Photo by Robert Essel Photography 
Dancers: Hiro Aihara, Hiroko Shimizu, Noriko Sakamoto, Kimiko Shimizu, Kyoko Morishima, Toshiko Suzuki, Nancy Alexander, Nancy Castro, Eiko Hamagishi, Arielle Salnave, Junko Kishimoto, Takako Imura, 

 #japan #japanese  #jpa #JPANYC #jpanyc  #JapanParade #japanparade #japanparadenyc #japanparadenyc2022 #japanparade2020

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Cecilia Abril Hdez

This timelapse video clip was made by MacConnell Evans who performed as a taiko drummer with Riley Sumala at JPA Summer Festival on Outlook Hill, Governors Island, on June 17th!

The scene starts with their taiko session then continues to Awa Odori.

Mac's Instagram: ursamathematical

Mac's performing group's instagram: Casual Fifth

Riley's Instagram: the_ryles

Mac

Mac Evans is a taiko performing artist based in Philadelphia. He has been playing taiko since 2005 along the East Coast of the US, and is the second half of the Casual Fifth Taiko and Dance Ensemble. Mac also plays with NY-Based Taikoza and before moving to Philadelphia was a member of Soh Daiko, based in the New York Buddhist Church on the Upper West Side.

Riley

Riley Sumala is a NYC based lifelong guitarist, drummer and DJ. He started playing Taiko with JPA in 2016, starting with Iwami Kagura and continuing with the ‘Big Three’ Bon Odori. He is the drummer for local NYC indie rock veterans, Blacksonny.
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This is another picture of our event last Friday on June 17th at Outlook Hill on Governors Island!

We are dancing "Nishimonai Bon Odori" in this picture surrounded by beautiful amazing scenery!

Photo by Robert and Yoko Essel
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7 days ago
This is another picture of our event last Friday on June 17th at Outlook Hill on Governors Island!  

We are dancing Nishimonai Bon Odori in this picture surrounded by beautiful amazing scenery!  

Photo by Robert and Yoko Essel

This picture is before the start of our performance (from the event held last Friday, June 17th). Thank you for the spectators waiving hand behind us!
We had a great time with all of you dancing together and viewing the unforgettable beautiful scenery from Outlook Hill on Governors Island!
The clear sky and nice breeze was really fortunate for our event. Your big applause and the cheer was really encouraging for us. Thank you for coming to see our show. We hope to see you next year again!

Photo by Robert & Yoko Essel
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1 week ago
This picture is before the start of our performance (from the event held last Friday, June 17th). Thank you for the spectators waiving hand behind us!  
We had a great time with all of you dancing together and viewing the unforgettable beautiful scenery from Outlook Hill on Governors Island!
The clear sky and nice breeze was really fortunate for our event. Your big applause and the cheer was really encouraging for us. Thank you for coming to see our show. We hope to see you next year again!  

Photo by Robert & Yoko Essel

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