2023/6/25 : Azuma Kotobuki Kai Student Recital to be held Sunday, June 25, 2:30pm, at Thousand Oaks High School

Azuma Kotobuki Kai will hold an annual in-person student recital again! Annual student recitals has been held for over 20 years until a pause due to COVID-19.

The program in memory of Azuma Sumako II will be held on June 25, 2023, 2:30pm at the Thousand Oaks High School Performing Arts Center.

There are 56 dancers who will be performing — age 5 to adult, from Ventura, LA and Orange Counties.

Tickets are $15 for General Admission, $10 for seniors (62+) and youth (3-17), FREE for age 2 and under.

Ticket pre-purchase is highly recommended; please email kikusue.azuma@gmail.com.

Several of Azuma dancers just got back from Japan, after having performed the piece “Nagare” at the National Theater of Japan (Kokuritsu Dai Gekijō, Tōkyō), and taking multiple lessons from the Azuma Grand Master, Azuma Tokuho II.

“Nagare” will be presented at the June 25 recital in memory of the head instructor, Azuma Sumako sensei, who passed away on July 24, 2020. The program will also have a slideshow presentation in her memory.

The programs are always followed by a nice reception, with refreshments provided by members of the Azuma Kotobuki Kai.