Dancing on the Earth with Shizuno Nasu

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Join renowned and classically trained dance artist, Shizuno Nasu, for her latest workshop rooted in deep listening and improvisationThe workshop, “Dancing on the Earth,” will take place on Friday, June 19, from 10AM – 4PM at Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village. Class fee is $50 for VAC members and $55 for non-members.

Volcano Art Center continues its patronage of creative dance with an exciting and incredibly distinctive dance workshop with Shizuno Nasu: “Dancing on the Earth: Blossoming Lotus Creative Flow & Dance Meditation”.

Students will walk through Niaulani’s native rainforest to gather inspiration for movement passages, explore Fu-Sui-Ka movements based on the elements of water, wind and fire, and enjoy seated movement meditation inspired by the female goddess Miroku.

Joining Shizuno during her workshop will be crystal bowl musician Izumi Hashimoto, and workshop dance assistants Rieko Inoue from Kyoto, Japan, and Jenn Eng, from Hilo, Hawaii.

VolcnaoShizunoShizuno Nasu was born in Osaka, Japan and began her classical ballet training at age three. She was chosen as an exchange student with the Bolshoi Ballet at age seven and made her debut as a professional dancer at age 19. She has won high praise throughout Europe, Asia and the U.S. Shizuno’s quest for her own stylistic voice led her to study old Japanese mythological dances.

She undertook a multi-year pilgrimage, deepening within her the skill and spirit of mai, the dance. Beyond the influence of both the West and the East; Shizuno continues to refine her unique mai, a dance attuned to the rhythms of Mother Nature. She currently resides in Volcano, where she generates new Spiral Visions, teaches dance, and aspires to bring cultures together through international cultural exchange. http:/dance-shizuno.chu.jp

Shizuno says of her work, “I am dancing with Life itself, expressing the magnificent drama, fleeting and precious!” She emphasizes that in her workshop, all hearts are welcome.

For more information or to register call VAC at 808-967-8222 or click here. No dance experience is necessary.

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