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International Series 2020: Nishimonai with Chieko Kojima | Advanced - Term 2 2020

Term 2

Fees

$75 Full / $75 Concession

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Workshops

Chieko Kojima, Kodo Distinguished Member, and good friend and colleague of Taikoz, is visiting us in July. We are thrilled that Chieko is to present a series of workshops over the weekend of July 18-19, and we invite you to join us at our Ultimo Dojo for what will be a stimulating, educational and above all, fun event! (Those who know Chieko also know that she is a wonderful and passionate communicator who revels in the spontaneity and enjoyment of drumming and dancing together.)

Hana Hachijo and Nishimonai are two of the artforms for which Chieko has become internationally famous over the course of her 40 year career. Please take this wonderful opportunity to learn from one of the best!


There are two streams of workshops: one for the Advanced student (Saturday July 18) and the other for the Beginner (Sunday July 19).

You can book here for Nishimonai with Chieko Kojima | Advanced (see below for session time). If you are unsure which stream you should enrol in, please speak to your class teacher.

FULL TIMETABLE
Saturday July 18
10:00am-1:00pm: Hana Hachijo | Advanced
2:00-5:00pm: Nishimonai | Advanced
Sunday July 19
9:00am-11:00am: Nishimonai | Beginner
12:00-3:00pm: Hana Hachijo | Beginner | Session 1
3:30-6:30pm: Hana Hachijo | Beginner | Session 2
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About Nishimonai and Chieko Kojima

NISHIMONAI | Traditional (Arranged by Kodo)

During the late summer festival held in Akita Prefecture, this dance is performed during the annual remembrance of the dead, 'Obon Matsuri'. The dancer wears a patchwork kimono and large woven straw hat tilted so low as to completely hide the face. The coquettish movements of the hat, leaving only the nape of the neck exposed to view, combine to create an atmosphere of mystery and shadow in keeping with the mood of 'Obon Matsuri'.

CHIEKO KOJIMA first encountered Japanese folk dancing when she joined Sado no Kuni Ondekoza in 1976. In 1981 she went on to become one of the founding members of Kodo. She also seeks new expressions in the female song-and-dance trio Hanayui and has an active solo career that is perhaps best characterized in her ongoing project, Yukiai. She is noted for her original style of dance in Kodo's taiko-based performances. She became a Kodo Distinguished Member in 2012 and has since visited many countries as a Japan Cultural Envoy from the Agency for Cultural Affairs.


Class Schedule

Taikoz Ultimo Studio. Level W4-0, 42-46 Wattle St, Ultimo

  • Sat 18 Jul 2020 from 02:00 pm to 05:00 pm.

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International Series 2020: Nishimonai with Chieko Kojima | Advanced - Term 2 2020

Term 2

Fees

$75 Full / $75 Concession

Taikoz booknow

Workshops

Chieko Kojima, Kodo Distinguished Member, and good friend and colleague of Taikoz, is visiting us in July. We are thrilled that Chieko is to present a series of workshops over the weekend of July 18-19, and we invite you to join us at our Ultimo Dojo for what will be a stimulating, educational and above all, fun event! (Those who know Chieko also know that she is a wonderful and passionate communicator who revels in the spontaneity and enjoyment of drumming and dancing together.)

Hana Hachijo and Nishimonai are two of the artforms for which Chieko has become internationally famous over the course of her 40 year career. Please take this wonderful opportunity to learn from one of the best!


There are two streams of workshops: one for the Advanced student (Saturday July 18) and the other for the Beginner (Sunday July 19).

You can book here for Nishimonai with Chieko Kojima | Advanced (see below for session time). If you are unsure which stream you should enrol in, please speak to your class teacher.

FULL TIMETABLE
Saturday July 18
10:00am-1:00pm: Hana Hachijo | Advanced
2:00-5:00pm: Nishimonai | Advanced
Sunday July 19
9:00am-11:00am: Nishimonai | Beginner
12:00-3:00pm: Hana Hachijo | Beginner | Session 1
3:30-6:30pm: Hana Hachijo | Beginner | Session 2
___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

About Nishimonai and Chieko Kojima

NISHIMONAI | Traditional (Arranged by Kodo)

During the late summer festival held in Akita Prefecture, this dance is performed during the annual remembrance of the dead, 'Obon Matsuri'. The dancer wears a patchwork kimono and large woven straw hat tilted so low as to completely hide the face. The coquettish movements of the hat, leaving only the nape of the neck exposed to view, combine to create an atmosphere of mystery and shadow in keeping with the mood of 'Obon Matsuri'.

CHIEKO KOJIMA first encountered Japanese folk dancing when she joined Sado no Kuni Ondekoza in 1976. In 1981 she went on to become one of the founding members of Kodo. She also seeks new expressions in the female song-and-dance trio Hanayui and has an active solo career that is perhaps best characterized in her ongoing project, Yukiai. She is noted for her original style of dance in Kodo's taiko-based performances. She became a Kodo Distinguished Member in 2012 and has since visited many countries as a Japan Cultural Envoy from the Agency for Cultural Affairs.


Class Schedule

Taikoz Ultimo Studio. Level W4-0, 42-46 Wattle St, Ultimo

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