Performances & Events
Fifteen Years of Dream
The Legacy of Tomoe Arts in Theatre, Music, and Dance
January 20, 2024
Collaborators and artist from our 15 years of creation come together to celebrate the artistry and legacy of TomoeArts under the direction of Colleen Lanki Fujima Sayu
The Appearance of Dance - A Documentary
Premiering soon, our documentary which celebrates the rich history of Japanese Dance in the Lower Mainland
Lady M - a live performance at Nitobe Garden - September 25, 2021
An intimate solo dance performance. Part 2 of the Lady M project...
A Journal of the Plague Year - online play reading - June 26, 2021
When a mysterious plague hits a nameless town, what madness ensues?
(Digital) Lady M - Power - February 26, 2021
A video exploration of a woman grasping for power....
Yūko-kai 2021 - a personal journey - Sunday, January 10, 2021
A presentation honouring the life of master dancer Fujima Yūko. Fujima Sayū shares her journey in nihon buyoh through photos and dance.
Redefining the Contemporary Symposium - December 5, 2020
A public discussion of the "traditional" and "contemporary" in the world of dance.
Discover Dance! - from November 26, 2020
TomoeArts joins forces with Satsuki-kai for concert introducing the variety in Japanese dance.
Yūko-kai 2019 - Jiuta-mai and Tea - February 10, 2019
A presentation honouring the life of master dancer Fujima Yūko. A fully immersive event of jiuta-mai style of dance and tea ceremony
Yūko-kai - a concert of Japanese dance - May 12, 2018
A concert of dance honouring the work of dancer Fujima Yūko featuring reconstructions of her choreographies. Also workshops, displays and talks.
Kayoi Komachi/Komachi Visited - WORLD PREMIERE - October 26-28, 2017
The world premiere of a new chamber opera weaving together Japanese noh theatre and western classical music.
Yūko-kai 2017 - Learning from Fujima Shōgo - February 26, 2017
An intimate concert of classical Japanese dance honouring the life of master dance Fujima Yūko. Featuring pieces learned from master dancer, Fujima Shōgo.
Kayoi Komachi - a noh chamber opera - PREVIEW showing - January 23, 2016
A new chamber opera based on the noh play Kayoi Komachi (Komachi and the 100 Nights) featuring master noh actor Yamai Tsunao and soprano Heather Pawsey. A work-in-progress showing....
Weaver Woman - July 3-5, 2015
A new dance-theatre piece based on a short story by Korean author O-Chonghui. A woman in a window and a man crossing a river . . .
Continuity & Connection (a concert of noh & jazz piano) - February 28, 2015
A concert of traditional and innovative Japanese noh performance and jazz piano featuring master noh actor YAMAI Tsunao and pianist KIHARA Kentarō, with an ensemble of professional noh actors and musicians.
Yūko-kai 2015 - student dances - January 25, 2015
An intimate concert of classical Japanese dance honouring the life of master dancer Fujima Yūko
Fragments of a Weaver Woman - July 17, 2014
A concert of music, dance and text from Weaver Woman featuring music by members of the Orchid Ensemble with special guest cellist Peggy Lee. New compositions by Lan Tung.
Hagoromo (The Feathered Robe) - April 12, 2014
A production of the full noh play by the Komparu School of noh.
Yūko-kai - the early dances - February 22, 2014
An intimate concert of classical Japanese dance honouring the life of master dance Fujima Yūko
EN3: Community Circles - July 5 & 6, 2013
A site specific performance with taiko drumming, dance and photos of the night market community projected on our favourite white umbrellas!
Shamisen & Odori: The Music and Dance of Kabuki - May 12 & 13, 2012
An intimate experience with kabuki music and dance featuring live Tokiwazu-style music and male-form dancing.
Voices of Hiroshima - January 27, 2012
A concert of music and text about Hiroshima and the atomic bomb.
Buyoh & Bharata Natyam - September 18, 2011
A concert of solo classical dances of Japan and India.
EN: a raincity street dance - July 7-9, 2011
A full-length version of our March 2010 EN (circle/fate) exploring community, relationships and the rain that makes us all common.
Summer Odori - Japanese Dances of the Season - July 18, 2010
TomoeArts teams up with the Otowa-ryu Japanese Dance Group to do a fun, outdoor concert of many kinds of Japanese traditional dance. Also featuring taiko by Eien Hunter-Ishikawa and yokobue (flute) with Alcvin Ryūzen Ramos.
Odori: The World of Kabuki Dance - April 10-11, 2010
Odori: The World of Kabuki Dance showcases odori, the dance of the kabuki theatre, performed by master dancer-actors from Japan and local dancers in full costume and make-up. Also workshops, lecture-demos and displays...
EN (circle/fate) - The Procession of Performing Circles - March 7, 2010
EN is part of The Procession of Performing Circles a performance event in BRIGHT-LIGHT. Six groups perform in procession through the downtown eastside using circles and lights as their main motifs. EN is TomoeArts' contribution to this public art event.
Ten Nights of Dream - May 21-23, 2009
Ten Nights of Dream combines solo choreographies, original music composition, and visual projected images, based on the writings of Japanese novelist Natsume Sôseki...