Sunday, March 10, 2013

April 6, 2013: "ODORI NI TEN" - Japanese music, dance and CD release concert

In a collaboration only possible in this post-modern era of globalization and in a multi-cultural city like Toronto, dancers specializing in Japanese, Indian and Spanish dance will perform to original compositions by one of this city's foremost performers of Japanese folk music. On April 6, 2013, ODORI NI TEN presents an exciting performance of music and dance influenced by the vibrant global village in which the artists find themselves.

Aki Takahashi, the founder of the traditional Japanese music group TEN TEN, has composed her latest pieces in collaboration with four Japanese dancers who draw inspiration from widely varying cultures: Kayo Yasuhara, the celebrated traditional dance artist from Montreal; Kiyo Asaoka who has dedicated herself to Flamenco since 1999; and Hiroshi Miyamoto, an internationally celebrated choreographer whose wide range of influences include Indian forms of dance.

The dancers will perform to music by TEN TEN, consisting of Takahashi on shamisen, taiko and vocals, and Heidi Chan on flute, vocals, percussion and taiko. This performance also celebrates the release of TEN TEN's second CD, entitled Ko-Banashi (short stories).

This event is presented by Nagata Shachu ( with support from the Ontario Arts Council.

Tickets are $22 in advance, $15 for students & seniors, and $25 at the door.  To purchase tickets, call the Robert Gill Theatre box office at 416-978-7986 (Mon to Fri, 1 to 5pm) or online via  For more information about this great event, please visit and view the promo video.

April 6, 2013 at 8pm
Robert Gill Theatre
214 College Street, Toronto
Tickets: $22 advance / $15 students & seniors / $25 at door

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