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Monday, August 29, 2011

Opening Ceremonry of the 2011 IYF World Camp New York

Tonight, I went to see the stage performance of the opening ceremony of the 2011 IYF World Camp New York held in Huntington, Long Island. The ceremony started at 7:00 pm. The 650-seat theater of the school was almost full, with an audience including young campers. All dancing was performed by mostly Korean young dancers. I was impressed that those dances are well choreographed and the dancers were well trained. Most of all, I was impressed by their passion to learn other countries' dances and demonstrate them at the opening ceremony to welcome young campers from all over the world. This is the first time to hold such a world camp in New York, and it was more well organized than I was expecting. I am so excited to join the stage program on Sept. 1st at their cultural convention day.

Please share some stage performances from tonight's opening ceremony.

West African dance, La Bonne Nuevelle

Righteous Stars

Korean Taekuanmu
Rusian dance, Kalinka

USA, Street dancer, I believe

Korean Fan Dance

If you are interested in seeing the stage program at the cultural convention,
please join us !
Address: 300 Nassau Rd, Huntington, New York 11743 (Manhaniaim Campus, Long Island)
2011 IYF (International Young Fellowship) World Camp New York
Time: 12:00 - 6:00pm


Friday, August 26, 2011

Behind the scenes photo album 2007-2010 Part IV

Rehearsal for a Queens Public library recital
April 2010

with other performers
Queens Public Library's stage

Long Island Sakura Matsuri
May 2010
with Nosho-kai members
with Kimono show models

 Yukata shopping
Dressing room of the Wang Center

White Plains Sakura Sunday
May 2010
Setting up a stage for music performance
Talking with fans

My Sanshin partner, Ms. Saki talks with Ms. Kinjyo, an Okinawan

Queens Library lecture
Sunny Side Branch
June 2010

A little dancer at the library

Rehearsal in the Fire House
Harlem Street Fair
July 2010
with freind Miwa

CT Bon Festival
July 2010
with the Ohtatsu Taiko member

A Craft show in Long Island
Nov. 2010

Behind the scenes photo album 2007-2010 Part III

Bon festival, CT July 2009

Gracie Manshion, NYC Mayor's residence, Manhattan
Asian Artists Alliance members' gathering, May 2009

The first 90-minute lecture to be held at the Queens Library
Flushing Main street branch
150 people joined my lecture/demonstration/workshop program.
Aug. 2009

Deigo Musume, well-known Okinawan folk music group
after their Carnegie Hall performance
Sept. 2009

Karaoke night with my old freinds
in Yomitan Villge, Okinawa
Music live house
Dec. 2009
This is a typical night-out for us in Yomitan
we enjoyed drinking and singing
as well as dancing.

Junko's performance at Senaha district
town hall
Dec. 2009

Nagahama beach, Yomitan Village, Okinawa

Junko performed Sanshin and danced for
a private party
March 2010