The Miyagi Nosho Ryukyu Dance/Music School will present Miyagi Nosho’s 60th Anniversary Recital at Aratani/Japan America Theater in Little Tokyo, Downtown Los Angeles on Sunday, Oct. 20, at 2:00 pm.
The recital is to commemorate Master Nosho Miyagi’s 60 years of performing dance and music, as well as to host the school’s teaching credential award ceremony.
For many years, Master Nosho Miyagi has taught Okinawan dance and music in Orange County where her main school is located, as well as in Oxnard and South Bay in California; New Mexico; North Carolina; Georgia; Tennessee; Dallas/ Fort Worth and Austin in Texas, and New York, as a way of introducing Okinawan culture to the community.
The feature dance drama will be King Shotoku Dances in Heaven.
When King Shotoku, ruler of the Ryukyu Kingdom from 1441 to1469, made a pilgrimage to the sacred island of Kudaka, he fell in love with the beautiful Noro (prophetess/spiritualist) Kunichasa. He failed to return to Shuri Castle when he heard of a revolt there. King Shotoku despaired of this news and committed suicide by jumping into the sea.
The late Nozo Miyagi, Founder of Miyagi Ryu, choreographed dance drama based on this legend, but he created a happy ending which King Shotoku dancing in the heaven with Kunichasa.
Tickets are $30 in advance, and $35 at doors.
For tickets, call:
Nosho Miyagi: 714-633-8049
Nobuko Koide: 714-516-9171
Kazuko Katsuyama: 949-643-1158
Okinawa Association of America: 310-532-1929
Michiko Numata: 310-784-0539
Takino Tokunaga: 310-212-7500
Richiko Nakashima: 805-985-6467
Noriko Cuaron: 951-784-0558
Yuki Kochi: 619-690-5580
Eiko Gushi: 626-678-3625