Surrey Voices: Japanese Art, Dancing, and Music

Would you like to experience live Japanese classical dancing and learn more about Japanese culture?

Join the Downtown Surrey Business Improvement Association for the last of three Surrey Voices events that will be taking place throughout the summer!

Surrey Voices is a new series of 3 events that will take place weekly at Holland Park’s amphitheatre. Each week, a different culture will be showcased in the afternoon through 90 minutes of storytelling, dancing, music, and art. The events will have a COVID-19 safety plan and will host a maximum of 50 people who must be registered in advance in order to attend.

The Satsuki-kai was formed in May 2011 by Nishikawa Kayo of the Nishikawa School of Japanese classical dance to give people an opportunity to enjoy learning Japanese dance. Led by Yoko Matsuno (professional dance name Nishikawa Kayo), the group participates in many events, especially at Nikkei Place, and works hard to showcase Japanese culture through dance. Past events include the annual Powell Street Festival, kimono fashion shows, performances at seniors’ residences and other multicultural events.

The Vancouver Ikebana Association presents 4 schools, each with their own distinguishing features of Ikebana, the Japanese art of flower arranging: IkenoboKado-SumiSangetsu, and Sogetsu. Ikebana is an ancient Oriental art that is based upon certain principles of art which are recognized the world over. The inspiration, dedication, and the ongoing practise and study of Ikebana all come about as a direct result of the love and appreciation of nature; and all aspects of it, both the perfect and imperfect. In Ikebana, works of art are created as a result of human imagination being stimulated by contact and experience with nature.

How much is a ticket?

Completely free of charge!

Where will the event be held?

Holland Park Amphitheatre

13428 Old Yale Rd, Surrey BC V3T 5G8

Schedule

12:45pm Attendees check-in

1:00pm Dancing with Satsuki-kai

1:30pm Workshop with Satsuki-kai

2:00pm Ikebana Demonstration from 4 different schools

2:25pm Closing remarks

**The events will be in accordance with the COVID-19 PHO and will have safety precautions in place. A maximum of 50 people who must be registered in advance will be admitted, so be sure to register for your tickets today! All ages are welcome!

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