Japanese traditional dance, which many people in the west recognize as Kabuki dance, has been performed for more than a few centuries. Each piece of the Japanese traditional dance has its own predetermined music and choreography. They are usually long pieces, like those of classical ballet of Western traditional dance.
JPA performs short pieces of the Japanese traditional dance as well as our originally choreographed pieces along with some of our selected contemporary music from Japan and the West. Depending on the occasions, if requested, we can provide brief explanations before the dance performance, such as about the forms of Japanese traditional dance, use of body wearing kimono, etc. Some of the characteristics of Japanese dance are quite unique and apply exceptionally contrasting body use methods compared to Western dances. Such pieces of knowledge might be very interesting for the audience to know before watching the performances.