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New wave of Okinawa traditional arts – Kumiodori and Ryukyuan dance

  • Organization : Japan Traditional Cultures Foundation
  • Section : In Tokyo
  • Type of Grant Program : Single
  • Art Forms : Japanese Traditional Art


This marks the first performance in Tokyo featuring Ryukyuan dance by a male dancer pioneering in Ryukyuan arts, and kumiodori (ryukyuan musical dramas) by Shi-no-kai.

This performance in Tokyo is a presentation of classical lore passed down to the modern age from the era of the Ryukyuan Dynasty, as well as new dance created during the Meiji era along with a modern creative dance. The Ryukyuan dance is performed by a talented young dancer, and Okinawa’s traditional kumiodori by Shi-no-kai, a kumiodori group consisting of young dancers.


Okinawa traditional KUMIODORI, Shi-no-kai
Shi-no-kai consists of dancers who have completed a training program in kumiodori offered by the National Theater Okinawa. The group urges its members to continue to improve their artistic skills in the world of traditional arts after their three-year training program ends. It also hopes to demonstrate through its activities the preservation of kumiodori, Okinawa’s traditional performing arts, that are part of its cultural heritage and introduce it to as many people as possible.


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Kioi Hall (Chiyoda City, Tokyo)