Traditional Japanese Folk Dancing Lessons
instructed by Mrs. Sugai Barker
St. Tammany Parish Library, Slidell branch, located at 555 Robert Blvd, is pleased to present Traditional Japanese Folk Dancing Lessons instructed by Mrs. Sugai Barker.
The Japanese Consulate in New Orleans has recognized Mrs. Barker, who has taught the art of Japanese folk dance for many years, for her cultural contributions.
Participants will learn several types of traditional Japanese dance, all of them unique. Some describe history and others are performed entirely by men. The four traditional dances today are as follows: Kabuki, from the 17th century; Bon Odori, a dance for the spirits; Nihon Buyo, created from a bit of all the dances, and Noh Mai.
Mrs. Barker will offer four, one and a half hour lessons on the first Wednesday of month from 6-7:30 p.m. on following dates: August 3, September 7, October 5, and November 2, 2011.
The event is free and open to the public. Class size is limited to twenty adults or children accompanied by adults. To register, please call 985-646-6470. To find out about more library adult programs, please visit our website www.sttammanylibrary.lib.la.us or or visit St. Tammany Parish Library Adult Programs on Facebook at the following link: