BIO-DATA • Born in Tokyo, Japan and began studying KABUKI Danceat the age of three. • The first solo stage performance was at the age of five. • Became a licensed teacher and performer of Kabuki Dance at the age of sixteen. • Repeatedly performed at the National Theater of Japan and Kabuki Theater since then. • Performed in Greece and Italy as a member of the cultural tour group in August 1986. • Licensed teacher of KOTO • Licensed teacher of JI-UTA MAI • Relocated to New Jersey and continues to perform Japanese dance in the U.S. since 1989. • Travels throughout the country to give Japanese Cultural Workshops for students and families. • Leads Junko Tano School of Japanese Dance since 1993.
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SOME OF THE PERFORMANCES IN THE UNITED STATES • Amherst College, MA • Bohem Opera Company, NJ • Earlham College, IN • Japan Society, NY • Manhattanville College, NY • New Jersey State Museum, NJ • New York University, NY • Pace University, NY • Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, MA • Princeton University, NJ • The New York Botanical Garden, NY • University of Maryland, MD • Young Audiences of New Jersey, NJ • Zimmerli Art Museum. Rutgers University, NJ
and numerous workshops and performances at various schools and organizations in the U.S.
• KABUKI is one form of classical dramatic arts of Japan. • KOTO is a traditional musical instrument of Japan that is six feet long and has thirteen strings. • JI-UTA MAI is one of the traditional Japanese dances borrowed and softened from NOH dance and incorporated gestures from KABUKI dance. Its movement is very calm and filled with spirit.
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