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Dear Supporters of Tomoe Arts Society

With great sadness, we announce the passing of our beloved Artistic Director, Colleen Lanki. In these sad times, our hearts go out to her family and friends. Colleen was the heart of Tomoe Arts and to the end embodied her sensei Fujima Yuuko's dream of bringing together people from many backgrounds to celebrate the beauty of traditional and contemporary Japanese dance and theater. Whether it was through performances or her teaching, she has inspired and enriched the lives of many.

Welcome to TomoeArts
a dance-theatre company that works between traditions and disciplines

What we've done...

chamber opera combining noh and western classical music, traditional Japanese dance in parks, contemporary dance-theatre in art galleries, classes in kabuki movement and dance, Japanese festival dance inspired performances with hand-held projectors and umbrellas in rainy city streets, kabuki dance concerts featuring master artists from Japan, intimate dances in kimono for special events, concerts of voice and music, magical theatre of image and sound, and much more.

What they've said...

"Vancouver's TomoeArts uses a whirling mix of Japanese dance, music, and projected visuals to conjure the otherworldly."

"...from complex and serious with a touch of magic and ritual, to the mundane and relatable, the comic, the human."

"Remarkable and enriching."

"I was literally floored by the performances."

"Fabulous, deep, exquisite, detailed, heartfelt, intellectual. . . "

"A visual and aural extravaganza."

"... a beautiful story, engaging music, and a production that will make you rethink what opera can be. "

Join us...


See our upcoming shows HERE

Special thanks to our 2022-2023 season sponsor CPE Systems