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Okinawan Dance Workshop for Families

March 20, 2022
10:30 am

Sunday, March 20 at 10:30 —11:45 am  ET

Led by performers from Waves Across Time: Traditional Dance and Music of Okinawa, this in-person family workshop explores not only the stylized movements and gestures of Okinawa’s traditional court dances and zo odori (popular folk dances), but also the beats and sounds of Okinawa’s iconic music. Participants will get a chance to see the performers’ costumes and musical instruments up close.

Single ticket: $15/$12 members
Family ticket: $40/$32 members

Max. 20 participants. For children 5 years and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Please note that a Family Ticket only covers four (4) persons. For additional persons in your family, please purchase a Single Ticket. Participants must wear socks and workout attire. No prior dance experience necessary.

Images: Children's Day © Ayumi Sakamoto

Waves Across Time: Traditional Dance and Music of Okinawa is supported, in part, by the Agency for Cultural Affairs, Government of Japan through the Japan Arts Council; The JEC Fund; the National Endowment for the Arts and The Asahi Shimbun Foundation. This engagement of Waves Across Time: Traditional Dance and Music of Okinawa is made possible through the ArtsCONNECT program of Mid Atlantic Arts with support from the National Endowment for the Arts.


2021-2022 Performing Arts Season

Lead Sponsor
MetLife Foundation

The season is made possible, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.

Major support is generously provided by the Howard Gilman Foundation, Doug and Teresa Peterson, and The Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, Inc. Endowment support is provided by the Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Endowment Fund and the Endowment for the Performing Arts, established with a leadership gift from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.

Howard Gilman

Additional support is provided by the Royal Little Family Foundation, Helen and Kenneth A. Cowin, Dr. and Mrs. Carl F. Taeusch II, Dr. Jeanette C. Takamura, Estate of Alan M. Suhonen, Sarah Billinghurst Solomon and Howard Solomon, Nancy and Joe Walker, Dr. John K. Gillespie, Paula S. Lawrence, Dr. Stephen and Mrs. Michiko Levine, Marjorie Neuwirth, Hiroko Onoyama, Lyndley and Samuel Schwab, and Nora and David Tezanos. Transportation assistance is provided by All Nippon Airways Co., Ltd. Yamaha is the official piano provider of Japan Society. MetLife Meet-the-Artists Reception is provided by MetLife Foundation.