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IZENA-no-KAI

The dance company IZENA-no-KAI was established in 1988, and since then, they have been performing number of stages in Japan. The dance company has also been on stages overseas since 2001, in the United States, Finland ,Taiwan ,Bulgaria, Indonesia, Romania, Slovenská republika ,Republik Österreich、Korea, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Republika Srbija, and Greece. Following the classical Okinawan routines, the company also tries to add new tastes to their dance as well by introducing recent Okinawan music, winning many admirations.

〜 Dance Performances 〜

1.Yotsutake

A epresentative classical dance performed on festive occasions.Performers dance in a group wearing tropical-colored hanagasa hats,BINGATA costumes and four bamboo castanets in their hands, making this number the most visually captivating item.

2.Kagiyadefu

The most well known classical dance, often performed as an opening number on festive occasions and performed as the first program for the monarchy during the Ryukyu Kingdom era. The dance expresses life`s joyous moments as a flower about to bloom.

3.Wakashu Kutibushi

Originally performed by boys at the age of 15 and 16, the dance Celebrates a promising start of life and conveys hope and success throughout the coming years. Accompanied by flutes and drums, performers dance on stage with grace. The choreography with their fans is a distinctive feature not seen in other dances.  

4.Mirukumunari

when people had a plentiful harvest. They thanked god for the blessing with offerings. and enjoyed themselves with drinks and dances.

5.Jyugoyanagari

Jyugoya is a night with a full moon. Welcome young boys who return home and there  is a cheerful atmosphere in the village. The movements of girls’ hand which they pray the prosperity of village is very impressive.

6.Hatomabushi

Only four kilometers in circumference, Hatomajima Island is a tiny island in the Yaeyama Islands group. There were no paddy fields, so people had to commute by boat to neighboring Iriomotejima island and work there for getting farm products. The dance features the islanders’ joy and appreciation for a rich harvest.

7.Asatoyayunta

Asatoyayunta is a Okinawan folk song.The dance and song are loved by Okinawans.

8.Mamidoma

This dance is representing men and women farm workers scene under the glared Sun.Enjoy unique expression simple, frank and open exchange between men and women.

9.Kuitya

This dance is traditional round dance in Miyakojima Island. Kui means voice and Chameans fitting.

10.Hanagusuku

This is a new original  dance of Izena-no-kai, using Japanese Sensu.

11.Mouasibi

This is a new original  dance of Izena-no-kai, using Japanese Sensu. This is very rtythmical!We`ll play an instrument named pa-ran-ku as we dance.

12.Kachasi

Kachasi This dance is always performed at the end of happy party or banquet in Okinawa. Let’s dance with us !

13.Eisa

“Eisa” is an traditionaldance performed during the Bon festival, a three-day observance in Okinawa when ancestor spirit visit their families in the living world. Please enjoy three our original Eisa. Parlarku is traditional drum in Okinawa.

14.Hana

Hana Okinawa is such a beautiful island of semi-tropical climate. Flowers are blooming all year round. The song we`ll dance to sings about this besutiful Okinawa. The song is one of the favorite of Japanese people.

15.Izena-no- kai original song

This is one of our original song and our last number.

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