Shizumi - Exploring the Arts of Japan
Born and raised in Japan, Shizumi has performed in the United States since 1983. Recent commissions include Kennedy Center performances, a performance celebrating the children of the world at the White House Millennium Celebration, "Miyabe! Sensual Grace--the Poetic Art of Shizumi" for the Embassy of Japan in Washington DC, the dance/theater piece "Kakurenbo" for culture, and choreography and movement coaching for Washington Opera's performances of "Madame Butterfly." She was invited to perform her visually rich play "White Frost Falls" with Quest Productions at the 2003 Edinburgh Theater Fringe Festival in Scotland. She performs educational programs for all ages.
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Residency Info Residency DescriptionShizumi's residency can incorporate any of the following aspects of Japanese culture: traditional Japanese dance, drama, music, poetry (Haiku and Waka), folktales, samurai swordsmanship, visual arts (origami and calligraphy) and elements of a traditional tea ceremony. Her performance pieces demonstrate how the Japanese have managed to integrate art and the appreciation of it into all aspects of life. An elaborately detailed kimono can be both a functional article of clothing and a piece of museum quality art. Students experience overall the art and culture of Japan. Teacher Training or Workshops Provided
Through demonstration, teachers will learn how to teach students traditional dance and stylized drama from ancient to modern Japan; simple origami art and how to use brush strokes; and, the aspect beauty of Japanese kimono as art, how to dress and how to develop.
Reference Name: Shelly Brown Title: PTA Cultural Arts Chair Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Residency Location: Wood Acres Elementary School - Thirteen day residency with focus on 5th grade culminated with a family performance featuring artist and students. Fifty total workshops featured dance, martial arts (Kendo) and Haiku. Materials Needed
Origami paper for each student, full-sized newspaper, bamboo or watercolor brush, black ink or watercolor black paint, paper (Japanese rice).
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Which regions can you stay overnight?: Eastern Shore Central MD Greater Washington Southern MD Western MD Travel Requirements: Technical/Space Needs: A classroom and open space for dance like a gym or cafeteria, and large enough for the movements of swordsmanship.
Materials Needed: Origami paper for each student, full-sized newspaper, bamboo or watercolor brush, black ink or watercolor black paint, paper (Japanese rice).
Booking Contact Info Booking Contact OrganizationArtivate, Inc. Address
700 Roeder Road, First Floor
Silver Spring , Maryland 20910