Performing Artist

High Concept Labs | The “Revitalizing Tradition” series

The “Revitalizing Tradition” series Nov 30, 2018 Flyer

The “Revitalizing Tradition” series, now in it’s twelfth consecutive annual performance, is presented by Asian Improv aRts Midwest and High Concept Labs.


High Concept Labs is located on the 4th floor of:
Mana Contemporary Chicago
2233 S Throop Street
Chicago, Illinois 60608
*ENTER FROM ALLPORT & CERMAK. Parking and entrance is on the east side of the building. *
Parking is free. Admission is Free.

The “Revitalizing Tradition” Series was originally an annual lecture performance series created by Fujima Yoshinojo to introduce Japanese Classical Dance concepts and themes such as gender presentation or Kabuki character types. Presenting only one or two dance pieces allowed for more devoted time for discussion with the audience and opportunities for exploration and innovation with the dance.

Now in it’s twelfth consecutive performance, this year AIRMW and High Concept Labs presents two pieces:

A Nagauta piece :

“Kai Zan Ei” 甲斐残影
danced by Grandmaster Shunojo Fujima

And a Neoclassical collaborative piece:

“Lines of Tradition”

Featuring: Grandmaster Hekiun Oda, Chicago’s premier practitioner of Shodo, traditional Japanese calligraphy

Music by: The Reduction Trio
– Tatsu Aoki, Shamisen/Electronics
– Kioto Aoki, Tsuzumi
– Jaime Kempkers, Cello

Dance by: Grandmaster Yoshinojo Fujima


Shubukai is a program of Asian Improv aRts Midwest and resident of the Japanese American Service Committee of Chicago and is supported in part by the Illinois Arts Council, the MacArthur Fund for Arts & Culture at The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation, the Alphawood Foundation, CDH. P.C, JCCC Foundation, Gaylord & Dorothy Donnelley Foundation, The Field Foundation of Illinois and the Ishida-Winifred Foundation.