Heart of Japan

Heart Of Japan

 

The two videos from the performance at Wellesley College in March 2014 are as follows:
– Sagimusume 鷺娘 (“Snowy heron girl”): In the cold snowy night a lone heron transformed into a beautiful young bride laments the tragedy of unfulfilled love with a human being. After a quick costume change, she expresses hope for her dream love to come true.
– Tenaraiko 手習子 (“Young student”): On a warm, sunny spring day a young girl frolics amidst the flowers on her way home from temple school. This piece depicts a young girl’s blossoming sexuality as she bashfully daydreams of falling in love someday.

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The Heart of Japan: an evening of Kabuki dance and music

Michiko Kurata (Kabuki Dance)
Sumie Kaneko (Shamisen, Nagauta)
Kaoru Watanabe (Taiko, Shino-bue)

7pm, March 12th, 2014
Wellesley College
Jewett Art Center Auditorium
106 Central St.  Wellesley, MA
Free Admission
Sushi reception following

Workshop: 5-6:30pm, March 11th
Alumanae Hall Ballroom

Sponsored by Wellesley Japanese Program
With support form CLCE, EALC, Theatre Studies, Art Dept., Music Dept.  Questions? Kazuko Ozawa (kozawa@wellesley.edu)

 

We Love Japan Fundraiser

Michiko dances Tenaraiko at the “We Love Japan” disaster relief concert

Tenaraiko 手習子 (“Young student”): On a warm, sunny spring day a young girl frolics amidst the flowers on her way home from temple school. This piece depicts a young girl’s blossoming sexuality as she bashfully daydreams of falling in love someday.