A recital to commemorate Japanese classic dancer Mme. Hisami Wakayagi will be presented by Seiha Wakayagi-ryu Hana-no- Kai on Sunday, March 22, at 1:30 pm at Aratani Theater in Little Tokyo. www.jaccc.org
Tickets are $35. For ticket, contact Hana-no-Kai at firstname.lastname@example.org or (626) 340-0546.
Mme. Wakayagi was planning to present her Hana-no-Kai 40th anniversary recital on March 22, but passed away on Dec. 2. She was 71.
Disciples of Mme. Wakayagi Hisami decide to carry legacies of Mme. Hisami and present the March 22 recital.
As known as Mrs. Kikuko Watanabe, Mme. Wakayagi came to Los Angeles in 1974 and started her dance workshop named as Hana-no-Kai. Since then, she devoted her life to spread traditional Japanese dance – Nihon buyo – not only to the U.S. but also the world.
The March 22 Memorial Concert will feature dancers of Hana-no-Kai in Los Angeles and renowned dancers from Tokyo including Wakayagi Hikosaemon.
Hisami Wakayagi Memorial Recital Program
Furyu Funazoroe by Wakayagi Tadasuke & Wakayagi Sanjuro
Shinkanoko by Tanabe Ayami
Fuji Musume by Wakayagi Hisaka
Oharame by Wakayagi Mitame
Oumi no Okane by Wakayagi Hisana
Hana no Mamuro by Chiyo Yue
Nahiro (announcement and introduction of dancers’ stage name)
Onatsu Kyoran by Wakayagi Haruka
Memories of Wakayagi Hisami
Hitori Kanjincho by Wakayagi Hikosaemon