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Friday, October 31, 2014

Saturday, October 25, 2014

In the park

We took a walk in the Alley Pond Park near our home this afternoon. 
The weather is really nice today in New York City.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Photos of Okinawan dance: Esa Bushi

Esa Bushi dance is the zo (popular) male dance repertoire.
 The dance is performed dressing in white tabi socks originally 
and I performed bare foot since 
I was performing martial arts dance soon after the Esa Bushi. 
Here are the photos taken by Ms. Yuri 
at the Multicultural festival in CT.

江佐節(琉歌)
沈や加羅とぶす(Jin ya chara ya tubusu)
御座敷に出でて(Uzashichi ni nnjiti)
踊るわが袖の (Uduru waga sudinu)
匂ひのしほらさ (Niui nu shurasha)

日本語訳:
深香や加羅をとぼす御座敷に出でて
踊る我袖の香りのよいこと。


Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Photos of Okinawan Martial Arts Dance

I would like to show some photos of the Okinawan Sai weapon dance
(martial arts dance)
performed at the multicultural festival.

Photos by Yuri










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Karate Dance



Sunday, October 19, 2014

Meeting with a Photographer/Journalist Mr. Michel

Today, I am going to meet with a photographer/Journalist from Geneva, Switzerland. 
His name is Michel, and he wants to talk to me as a Ryukyuan who lives in NY
and speaks Okinawa-go (one of the Ryukyan languages).

Prior to his interview, I am doing a little homework about Ryukyuan languages.

 Classification:
Aamami
Kunigami
Okinawa
Miyako
Yayeyama
Yonaguni

I was born and grew up on the main island of Okinawa;
in this regard, 
I am the only one around here
capable of speaking (and discussing) Okinawa-go. 

There are more Ryukyu languages than Okinawa-go. 

本日、スイスのジュネーブ在住の写真家でジャーナリストのミシェルさんと
会合を持つことになりました。
ニューヨークに住む人々で、独特の言語を話せる人たちに
スイス発行の雑誌の取材の為インタビューをされているとか。


私のことを沖縄語の講師と思われていたそうですが、
わたしは舞踊を専門としてお仕事させていただいているわけで
言語専門家ではないのです。


沖縄本島で生まれ育ち、
祖母と生活を共にしていたこと
また、小学生の頃に沖縄芝居を見学していたこともあり
ある程度のうちなーぐち(沖縄本島でしゃべられている言語)は
理解し、しゃべることができています。



今日のインタビュー報告は後ほど。


Thursday, October 16, 2014

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Open House 2014 (program details)

Upcoming events:
I will be offering an Open House 
on November 16th (Sunday) 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm.
Please join us!

program:

1.Kajiyadefu (古典男おどり:かぎやで風)
2.Classical Sanshin music (古典三線演奏)
3.Inagu Kuti Bushi (古典女おどり:女こてぃ節)
4.Hamachidori (雑女おどり:浜千鳥)
5.Zei (二才古典おどり:ぜい)
6.Akino Odori (二才雑踊り:秋のおどり)

7.三線民謡歌
Menso-re Uchina-kai (めんそーれうちなーかい)Shima Meguri (島めぐり)
Tsukinu Kaisha(月ぬ美しゃ)Tarama Shonkane (多良間しょんかね)
Iwai Bushi(祝い節) Hanjo Bushi (繁盛節)


8.ダンス・ワークショップ


Open house for Okinawan dance and music:

Junko Fisher, NY-based Okinawan dancer and instructor of Miyagi Ryu Ryukyu Dance School (Nosho Kai), demonstrates traditional Okinawan dance and music. She talks about how Ryukyuan (Okinawan) history shaped how the dances were developed.  
Mr. Saburo Ochiai will perform classical songs while accompanying himself on the Sanshin.
You also can receive a free dance lesson!

Seating is limited. Please contact Junko@junkofisher.com to reserve your seats or call at 718-631-2637.
Free admission!
Sunday, November 16, 2014 (2:00 pm – 4:00 pm)
Simple Studio: 134 West 29th Street (2nd FL), NYC 10001 

Details of the program is coming soon!

Monday, October 6, 2014

Intensive Training Starts

I have a student coming from another state tomorrow 
and she will stay at my home this week. 
It is an intensive training called  "Uchi Deshi".

明日、
他州から訪れる生徒さん、
週末まで我が家に宿泊予定。
内弟子スタイルで特訓をお引き受けさせて頂くことになりました。
わたしの道場での内弟子は奉公人ではなく、
特訓のみを受けて頂きます。

道場ライフの一週間です。

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Review of Yesterday's event


昨日のマルチカルチャー文化祭りでの
インド舞踊団の子供たちのプログラムですが
目のうごき、顔の向き、足のスタンプ、
8名ともおみごとにマッチ。
見習わないとね。


I really enjoyed the Indian dancers' program.

わたしの写真はのちほど。


Friday, October 3, 2014

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Dress Rehearsal

Happy October!

Today, I am doing Okinawan dance rehearsal.



今日のニューヨークは雨模様。
だた今、ドレスリハーサル中です。
土曜日の舞台は
自作の紅型を着て踊ります。