Minamisanriku Shishi-Odori Dance Performance

Saturday, September 1, 2012, 7:00 p.m.
Venue: CN 1.112
Admission: Free
Season: 2012-13

Presented by the TOMODACHI initiative, the Japan Foundation, Japan-America Society of Dallas/Fort Worth and UT Dallas Asia Center.

Minamisanriku Shishi-Odori will visit North Texas for a dance performance on September 1, 2012. The Shishi-Odori Dance Group comes from Minamisanriku, Japan an area that was hit hard by the 52-foot tsunami on March 11, 2011.

Shishi-Odori is a folk ritual performance in which dancers wear decorative deer heads with antlers. This dance dates back to early in the 17th century and can be found throughout Japan, but is most common in the Tohoku region. The basic form of Shishi-Odori involves eight dancers who beat small drums attached to their chests and also sing dance songs.

For more information contact:
Monique Wedderburn
[email protected]

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