Ryukyuan/Okinawan Classical Performing Arts Lecture-Demonstration
“Ryukyu Geino: The Legacy of Kin Ryosho,” a free public lecture-demonstration discussing
the art and teachings of Master Kin Ryosho, will be presented on Sunday, October 12, 2008, from 3:00 to 5:00 PM at the UH Manoa School of Architecture Auditorium.
Master Kin Ryosho, one of the last links to the classical performing arts of the Ryukyuan
Kingdom, was designated a National Living Treasure by the Japanese government for his
knowledge of Kumi Udui, the 18th century classical Okinawan court dance drama.
The program will feature short lectures by Dr. Kathy Foley, University of California, Santa Cruz and Dr. Nobuko Ochner, University of Hawaiʻi Manoa. Dances and demonstrations of Kumi Udui will be presented by the students of Cheryl Yoshie Nakasone, Lecturer in Okinawan Dance at the University of Hawaiʻi at Manoa and director of the Hawaiʻi chapter of Master Kinʼs school, Jimpu Kai USA Kin Ryosho Ryukyu Geino Kenkyusho Hawaiʻi Shibu.
Doors open at 2:30 PM. Seating is limited. Free parking is available under the School of Architecture building and on campus. Elevator for disabled guests can be accessed through the parking lot under the Architecture building.
This project was made possible through funding from the University of Hawaiʻi Japan Studies Endowment and co-sponsored by the University of Hawaiʻiʼs Center for Japanese Studies and Center for Okinawan Studies.