A pilot online marketplace featuring the work of 8 TMY traditional artists opens to the public. Since 1974, folk artists have demonstrated their work at TMY. From basket weavers to calligraphers, pyzancky egg makers to paper cutters, these artists turn ordinary materials into meaningful utilitarian or decorative art. This year, select folk artists offer works ... Read more
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Dances of Gesture in Japanese and Indian Traditions Join Naina Bhamidipati and Mari Kaneta for a conversation about gesture as a vehicle for storytelling in dance and the work of upholding a dance tradition outside its cultural homeland. Bhamidipati demonstrates bharathanatyam, a traditional dance from the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu, accompanied by her ... Read more
Mari Kaneta is founder of the Tucson-based Traditional Japanese Dance group Suzuyuki-Kai. She received her degree and professional training in Tokyo and received the dancing name “Suzuyuki” in 1973. Kaneta has performed at multicultural events in Phoenix and Tucson for the past 25 years and internationally in Caracas, Venezuela and Nogales, Mexico. Mari established the ... Read more
Tucson Sino Dance promotes Chinese culture and heritage via authentic Chinese dancing, while encouraging physical and mental health for participants. They perform specific dances from the 56 minority groups of China, each with their own unique music, costumes, and movements. Over the years, Tucson Sino Dance has become an integral part of celebration activities for ... Read more