Japan Performing Arts, Inc. (JPA) was formed to extend the stage-art activities of President, Yuko Hamada. In 2002, JPA gathered participants for free Japanese traditional dance classes to instruct Nichibu dance body movements to mostly New York local Japanese dancers. In 2004, New York State NPO status was granted and JPA activities before the show “Looking for Sarasvathi (2008)” was mostly Japanese traditional dance classes, Japanese culture workshops, and Nichibu shows at schools, educational institutions, hospitals and other various public institutions and venues. JPA would participate in the cultural events at Coler Specialty Hospital and Goldwater Hospital (closed in 2013) for six years in a row, twice every year. These are still the examples of JPA’s continued pillar activities.
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