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Sunday, November 30, 2014

Dancers Needed!

New York Okinawan dance company is seeking dancers 
who can learn dances and join the Cherry Festival 2015! 
If you would love to join us 
please contact me
Junko@junkofisher.com for further information.

Dance lessons schedule:
We will start in January and go through April 2015.
Dancers must join lessons two-hour sessions twice a month.

Dance style:
Modern genre Okinawan dancing with hand-held small drum called "Pa-ran-ku"
which is choreographed in the form of Okinawan Karate

Let's dance together at the Cherry Blossom festivals next year!!
Cherry Blossom festivals will be held April and May, 2015


2015年ニューヨーク桜祭りの舞台で一緒に踊りませんか!

空手の型で振り付けされた
空手パーランクー舞を指導します。

共演ご希望の方は上記のEmailへご連絡くださいませ。

ご連絡お待ちしています。

Long Island Cherry Blossom Festival stage

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Randall's Island Cherry Blossom


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White Plains Cherry Blossom stage


Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Information on Yomitan Village, Okinawa

I would like to inform videos on Yomitan Village, the Main Island of Okinawa Prefecture:


http://www.vill.yomitan.okinawa.jp.e.iq.hp.transer.com/movie/



Okinawa Island Guide


40th Yomitan Festival

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The Yomitan Festival features a wide variety of stage entertainment, such as traditional dance performances, bojutsu shows, lion dances, original plays and a classical Ryukyu music concert performed by some 300 lovers of traditional music from around the village. The concert is one of the main highlights of the festival and is held to honor Akainko, a legendary character who is said to be the father of sanshin music. The festival finale is marked by the appearance of an enormous replica of the Shinkosen hand-crafted by villagers. The Shinkosen was a vessel that sailed from the Ryukyu Kingdom to China in order to pay tribute to the Chinese emperor.
To celebrate its 40th anniversary, this year’s Yomitan Festival will run for three days with a special pre-festival evening of music held on Friday, Oct. 24.

Place: Yomitan General Athletic Park
Date: Friday-Sunday, Oct. 24-26, 2014
Times: Oct. 24: 16:00; Oct. 25: 14:00-21:00; Oct. 26: 10:00-21:00 *Subject to change.
Admission: Free

Program

Friday, Oct. 24
19:15 Live entertainment (Kiroro / Diamantes / Motoyoshi Hosotsubo / Claudia Oshiro)
21:00 Fireworks
Saturday, Oct. 25
18:30 Ryukyuan classical music performance
20:30 Fireworks
Sunday, Oct. 26
17:30 Shinkosen parade (The Shinkosen was a ship that traveled from the Ryukyu Kingdom to China in order to pay tribute to the Chinese emperor.)
20:45 Fireworks



Sunday, November 23, 2014

Chinese Lunch

We went to Lake Pavilion Chinese restaurant in Flushing for lunch. 
Wow!  
it looked like a wedding party with a stage set up in the big hall 
with several hundreds people eating there. 



今日のランチは
新東雲閣海鮮酒屋に行ってみました。
沖縄のムジポーポーの形をしたデザート、
サツマイモと餡子のポーポー
結構美味しかったです。
やむちゃも、野菜かたやきそばも美味しかった。

それにしも、こちらの中国料理店の装飾は派手派手、
まるで結婚式会場のように広い店内、
二百は超える椅子ほぼ満席。

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Live Sanshin Performance for tongiht

I will be performing the Sanshin and sing Okinawan songs at Queens Library tonight. 

The night of poets, writers and musician's gathering!

 November 20
6:00 p.m.
East Elmhurst
95-06 Astoria Boulevard
718-424-2619
Bus: Q19, Q49, Q72

See you there!


突然ですが、
今晩、クイーンズ図書館にて
歌三線披露いたします!
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Photo by Mr. C. Stossel


Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Highlights of 2014



Sanshin Live at Kuboya  (Feb.)

Trip to Okinawa (Feb-March)
White Plains Sakura Matsuri (April)

Long Island Sakura Matsuri (May)

Kimono & Garden Trip (June)

Workshop for Children (August)

Bon Odori Feistival (August)

Dance Caravan: Summer Dance Festival in Harlem (August)

Okinawan Peace Gathering in front of the UN building (September)

Culture Festival at CT (October)

Open House 2014 (November)




Sunday, November 16, 2014

Photos of Tody's Opene House

Thank you so much for joining the Open House 2014
of Okinawan dance and music today.  

I had a great time with you all. 


 demonstration how to dress in Kajiyadefu dance costume


Mr. Ochiai performed a classical song.


demonstration how to dress in female court dance costume

 Mr. Ochiai performed his Sanshin for my Hamachidori.


Kanayo
I showed how to dress in zo dance costume 
 in front of the audiences, and dressed the same purple Kasuri
for both dances.

talked about Nisai Odori


Zei dance

Akino Odori



オープンハウス2014年
無事に終了いたしました。

お来場の皆様方どうもありがとうございました。

どうぞ
よいホリデーシーズンを
お過ごし下さいませ。

Saturday, November 15, 2014

New York Mixed Chorus Annual Ricital

I am going to see the NY Mixed Chorus Annual Recital this afternoon!


突然の御知らせですが


本日これからニューヨーク混声合唱団の
リサイタル観賞に行ってきます!


Sat. November 15th, 2014
2:30PM Open - 3:00PM Start (Admission$10)
Park Avenue Christian Church
1010 Park Avenue at 85th Street
New York, NY 10028
Conductor: Saya Callner
Pianist: Rikako Asanuma
Program: Mixed Chorus 10th Anniversary : “Rain”, “A Seed“, ”Deep River”,
”Wonderful Love Once More”, “Dear you,” and also more new
songs.


Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Tarama Shonkane Song

I will sing Tarama Shonakane, a folk song of Miyako Island, this Sunday. 


多良間しょんかね
(宮古島の子守唄)

前泊ん道がまからよ
まーん下り坂まから、しゅずからよスーリ
主が船迎いがよー スーリ すが下りよ

片手ゆしや坊主がまさふきよ
まーん片手ししーや、瓶ぬ酒持てぃよ スーリ
主がうちゃぎがよ スーリ すが下りよ

かたふむてぃば 方身ぬ涙下し
まーんむるふゆ持てぃば、むるみぬ涙落し スーリ
いとうにがういぬよ スーリ ちゃーかりゆしどう

あがうん立つ白雲岳よ
まーんわらん立つ、ぬりふむ岳よ スーリ
うぷしゃなりわらだよ スーリ 我んたが親よ


Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Preview of the Open House

I would like to introduce the program of my upcoming Open House!
Please join us!

Please contact Junko@junkofisher.com to reserve your seats.

沖縄芸能満載のオープンハウスお気軽にご参加くださいませ。





Program:
演目:

1.Kajiyadefu 古典男踊:かぎやで風

2.Saginjashi Shukkuwe Bushi 古典三線演奏:下出し述懐節

3.Inagu Kuti Bushi 古典女踊:女こてぃ節

4.Hamachidori 雑女踊:浜千鳥

5.Kanayo 雑女踊:加那よー

6.Zei 古典二才踊:ゼイ

7.Akino Odori 雑二才踊:秋のおどり

8.三線民謡歌

Shima Meguri 島めぐり
Menso-re Uchina-kai めんそーれうちなーかい
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

飛び入り参加:

Finale:張水のクイチャー

9.Dance workshop ダンスレッスン


Presented by
Junko Fisher
Instructor/dancer/musician/choreographer
Miyagi Ryu Nosho-kai Ryukyu Dance School