Wednesday, October 7, 2009

A Celebration of Traditional Performing Arts of Okinawa

"Furusato Dento Geino No Tsudoi"
Saturday, October 24, 2009 at 2:00 p.m.

For a 450 year period (1429-1879), Okinawa, the southernmost prefecture of Japan, was an independent country known as the Ryukyu Kingdom. In celebration of the 100th Anniversary of the Okinawa Association of America, the traditional performing arts of Okinawa, including: elegant classical dances from the Ryukyu Kingdom era of Okinawa …lively folk dances of the farming and fishing villages … a large mythical lion dancing to chase away the evil spirits … powerful bojutsu (staff martial arts) — will be presented by two cultural arts groups from Kin, Okinawa, the Seinenkai of Namisato and the Tamagusuku Ryu Keisho Kai–Kinjo Hirae Ryubu Dojo.

The performance will be held at the White Oak High School Auditorium in Jacksonville, NC on October 24, 2009 at 2:00. The White Oak High School is located at 1001 Piney Green Rd, Jacksonville, NC.

Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for youth (18 and younger). For ticket information, please contact:

Fumi Butler 910-353-5071 Jacksonville, NC
Toshie Cerveny 910-353-2892 Jacksonville, NC
Sadako Parker 910-353-4729 Jacksonville, NC

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