Friend of JETAANC Judith Kajiwara performs at NOHspace – 8/6 & 8/7

Come out to support a dear friend of JETAANC, Judith Kajiwara, at her performance at San Francisco’s NOHspace on August 6 and 7. She will be performing three original pieces, including a new version of “The Black Mound,” a piece that JETAANC Kabuki Club commissioned this Spring, based on the very moving (and spooky!) Japanese folktale of sin and redemption, Kurozuka (for more info, visit will be accompanied by some extremely talented musicians: PJ Hirabayashi (taiko drum, butoh dancer, chant, bells); Roy Hirabayashi (fue, percussion); and Shoko Hikage (koto). The amazing Pear Urushima will be providing poetry. The night also features the experimental group Eurostache with Wang Wei.

If you haven’t seen Judith perform, I can say that she is the real deal, drawing on authentic Butoh traditions and taking them into a very individualized and ultimately uplifting direction. Everyone who saw her at the Oakland Asian Cultural Center in May and at the SF Zen Center performance a few weeks later was deeply moved by her performance.

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