Japanese Dance Performance

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.

Classes

JPA participates in cultural events of NYC area and other regions.  Towards these performances, we constantly rehearse many of our dance repertories, such as traditional pieces and our original contemporary Japanese dance arrangements. If you are interested in joining our rehearsal sessions, please select from the categories below. Evaluations for your suitability shall be done for your level.

The classes are conducted only in Japanese.

JPAはイベントなど、舞台で踊るためのチームを作り、そのクラス設けています。クラスでは日本の古典舞踊以外に、創作舞踊のために、モダンダンスと日本舞踊のフォームを使い分ける練習をします。また古典舞踊のみを教わるクラスもあります。どちらのクラスかは、意向をお聞きした上でレベルにあったクラスをとっていただくことになります。

クラスは日本語のみとなります。

Categories

Traditional Japanese Dance

Classic dance and music pieces created hundreds of years ago passed down to generations.
4-6 hours/month of rehearsal sessions are required.

古典舞踊のクラスです。400年前から受け継がれる古典舞踊を教えます。
1ヶ月の間に4-8時間の量の練習となります。

Original Contemporary Japanese Dance

Original dance pieces are newly created at JPA with contemporary Japanese and western music.
At least 12 hours/month of rehearsal sessions are required.

舞台で踊るための専門のクラスです。
JPAの創作舞踊の振り付けを行います。動きは、日本の古典舞踊と西洋のモダンダンスを融合させて踊りになります。
1ヶ月に12時間のクラスとなります

Please contact us for more details.
詳細についてはお問い合わせ下さい。

Nichibu Advanced Online Class (Fees applied) 

Online Nichibu Dance class has been already on-going since April 2020 every Monday.

This is a small, limited-member class with detailed instructions.

If you are interested, please inquire. (The fee structure explanation will be sent to you.)

JPA "Fuji Musume" Online Class

Performance at the Federal Bureau of Investigation

We performed at the New York Field of Office of  FBI on the May 22nd 2014.  Our performances were classical Japanese dance called “Fujimusume” and Yuko Hamada’s original dance piece “Shishi (Lion).”  We received great applause.

Please contact us if you are interested in inviting us at your event.   Thank you!