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Introducing

Hanaka 花香

 

Hanaka has been studying traditional Japanese dancing at the Kabuki Academy


Under the tutorage of Mary Mariko Ohno since 2009, Jennifer Dowling was granted her dancing stage name, Hanaka, and debuted onstage at the Sakura Matsuri (Cherry Blossom festival) at the Seattle Center in 2011. Since then, she has been part of the Kabuki Academy's performing troupe, bringing Nihon Buyoo ニホン ブヨオ dancing to festivals, events and private parties all over the Northwest and to Santa Fe, NM. Hanaka has recently relocated and is now offering the Nihon Buyoo dancing experience to Western Pennsylvania, Ohio and nearby locales. She aspires to take her shiken (test) in hopes to be awarded natori ナトリ status in the near future.


Performances

2012-present

Hanaka's next performance will be on October 5th, 2019 at 12:50pm at Pittsburgh Dragon Boat Festival. Location: North Park Lake 10301 Pearce Mill Road Allison Park, PA 15101

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About Kabuki Academy

And Mary Ohno

Mary Mariko Ohno opened Kabuki Academy in the Pacific Northwest in 1983 to instruct interested and talented students in classical Japanese dancing, Naga-Uta shamisen music, singing techniques and the general concepts of kabuki theater arts. Kabuki Academy's dance style is of the 花柳流, Hanyagi School, which is one of the most popular dancing schools in Japan. Mary Ohno earned her professional dancing licence and it's title of Hanayagi Fumiryu in July 1966.

Contact 花香

Hanaka is available for performances for festivals, parties, events and exhibitions.

Be sure to include Time and date needed, and a description on where the performance will be.

 

Please email Hanaka at chromehalo@yahoo.com for details.