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Paueru Mashup: Contemporary Community Dance Celebrating Japanese Culture

Courtesy of the 45th Powell St. Festival, we would like to invite everyone across the country to learn the Paueru Mashup, a taiko flashmob work that encapsulates the festival! It’s a community dance that we can all learn and perform together one day! Learn the dance and videotape yourself, then we will edit everyone into a video that will premiere at the Festival.

Itching to move your body? Learn the Paueru Mashup, a community dance drawing on elements of Radio Taiso and Tanko Bushi. Commissioned by the Powell Street Festival Society with music created by Onibana Taiko and movements by Company 605, this high-energy dance is accessible for all ages and abilities. No dance experience necessary! We’ll have skilled dance instructors walking you through the movements as you learn from the comfort of your own home.

These are iterative lessons, so we encourage you to join in for all the lessons, so you can learn a new portion of the dance each week! Each rehearsal will build upon teachings in the previous one so we recommend that you try to attend them all:

– Thursday, April 22, 5 to 6 pm;

– Thursday, April 29, 5 to 6 pm;

– Thursday, May 6, 5 to 6 pm;

– Thursday, May13, 5 to 6 pm;

– Thursday, May 20, 5 to 6 pm;

– Thursday, May 27, 5 to 6 pm;