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8 years of group Nzinga in Kyoto!!!

Capoeira Angola Workshops and roda.

Butoh and African dance workshop.

May 3, 4, 5 - 2023

Location:Kyoto Sakyo Seibu Ikiiki Center (Demachiyanagi)

It is such a great joy to invite everyone to our 8 years celebration of our group Nzinga in Kyoto. We will have workshops, capoeira circle(roda) and more! We will be looking forward to your presence!!!


May 3rd

19:00-19:45 Registration

19:45-20:45  Workshop ①  Capoeira Angola (Children and Adults)

May 4th

12:00-12:30 Registration

12:30-13:30 Workshop ② Capoeira Angola (Children and Adults)

13:45-14:15 Workshop for Children ③ Butoh + Capoeira Angola

14:30-15:30 Workshop ④ Butoh (Children and Adults)

15:45-16:15 Conversation Tenko Ima and Kosuke Arakawa

May 5th

10:00-10:30 Registration

10:30-11:30 Workshop ⑤ Capoeira Angola (Children and Adults)

11:30-14:00 Lunch Afro-Brazilian cuisine from Sunny Place (Reservation only) 14:00-15:00 Workshop ⑥ African Dance (Children and Adults) 15:30-17:30 Roda - Capoeira Angola Circle Capoeira Angola (Children and Adults)

18:00 End

19:00- 22:00 After Party



Kyoto Sakyo Seibu Ikiiki Center (Demachiyanagi)

149 Genkyocho Tanaka Sakyoku Kyoto city 2F

〒606-8201 京都府京都市左京区田中玄京町149 京都市養正保育所 2階


1 Workshop

Adult 1,500 yen

Child 1,000 yen

Roda (participation)

Adult 1,500 yen

Children are free

Free to just watch for adults

All Workshop Passport

Adult 7,000 yen

Child 5,500 yen

The teachers

Contramestre Kosuke

Treinela Emilie

Treinela Yumi

The invited teachers

Butoh Workshop - Japanese Contemporary Dance

Tenko Ima

Born in 1958. Director of Butoh Company Kiraza and Ima Tenko Butoh Studio. In 1980, she was a founding member of Byakkosha. With their separation in 1994, she became an independent dancer. In 2000, she created the company Butoh Kiraza. She has given many Butoh performances in historic theaters, temples and shrines in Kyoto. In 2020, she received the National Arts Festival Award of Excellence. Since the opening of KYOTO Butoh-kan in 2016, she has been doing solo work for a long time. She broke new ground through her exploration of avant-garde butoh, supported by the "power of Tamafuri (the revitalization of life)" found at the origins of Japanese arts.

In 2018, he participated in a performance and debate at the event "3rd GINGA NZINGA III - 2018" held by the Nzinga group in Kyoto.

She received the Agency for Cultural Affairs' 2020 Art Festival Excellence Award for her performance of "Kongoseki -Diamond-". Through the exploration of avant-garde butoh supported by the "power of tamafuri (life revitalization)" seen in the origins of Japanese performing arts, he pioneered a unique frontier.

African Dance

mako & yoh

(From the Group BACHIKONDOOO)

A dance transmitted to West Africa Guinea, Mali, Senegal etc. Surrender to the sound of traditional Djembe and Dundung percussion instruments.

Instruments: YohFujii, K.Nitta

Dancer: Mako from BACHIKONDOOO


To make reservations for lunch on May 5th, please send a message to Yumi (Sunny place) by noon on May 4th.

Adult 1,000 yen

Child 500 yen

After Party

Please contact us from Contact Page to join the after party.

Adult: ¥2,000

With food. Drinks not included.

Child 6 to 12 years old : ¥1,000

With food and juice.


〒606-8102 京都府京都市左京区高野清水町38−6


Send a message from Contact Page


Important Notice

Please get in touch if you want to participate in the workshops.

Your family, children and parents can watch and be in the workshop place.

The Roda are open to everyone.

Please wear comfortable cloths for the workshops. Preferred long pants, T-shirts with sleeves and sneakers.

Unauthorized photography and videos during the event is prohibited.

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