2019 / Japan Foundation lecture to feature TAKARABUNE, Awa-odori dancers from Japan, at Japan House in Hollywood, March 16

Japan Foundation Los Angeles Lecture Series
Dancing Mavericks Change The World

Saturday, March 16, 2:00 pm
JAPAN HOUSE Los Angeles 

Hollywood and Highland, Level 5
6801 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028

Admission: FREE
*Registration Required
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TAKARABUNE is a creative dance company that performs Awa-odori, a well-known style of Japanese dance with a history of more than four hundred years.

It was founded by Akira Yonezawa, native of Tokushima Prefecture, the birthplace of Awa-odori.

The members are mostly in their twenties, and many have more than fifteen years of experience.

TAKARABUNE was the first in the Awa-odori community to take this dance from its typical venues into a club for a one-man live show in 2009.

Since that time, they have performed in 14 countries and over 38 cities.

Although it is considered a traditional art form, these dancers challenge the boundary between “traditional” and “contemporary” with their innovative, passionate performances.

Their participation in a number of events both in Japan and abroad has been followed with great interest by both fans and media alike.