The Power of Dance for Solidarity
September 17 @ 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
This September come join us and get motivated by dance empowerment in Japan!
Connect with us on Thursday 17th September and hear a panel sharing insights on how we can harness the power of dance for connection and social solidarity. FEW is excited to welcome three professional/amateur dancers:
- Justin Hollingworth
- Diana K Tsuruda
- Kwan Chan
Have you read, “Giraffes can’t dance” to your children? Everyone has the power of dance inside them. This event will give you some new steps towards inspiration in your life under this new normal.
We are revisiting the United Nations HeforShe International Women’s Day call to action, and have brought together a mix of professional and amateur dancers (jazz, ballet, tap, jive, breakdance, and more…) to share how dance has positively energized and empowered their lives and allowed them to foster social solidarity along their journeys.
Note: This event is for women and women-identifying guests only.
We will be running this event through Zoom, so please join us for what should be an interesting conversation with an opportunity for Q&A.
For Non-members – Sign-up by paying for the event below. You will immediately receive the Zoom link by email after payment is complete. Be sure to check your inbox for an email from FEW.
We look forward to seeing you online!
Justin first started dancing at university and quickly gave up as he was so bad and self-conscious. He then got introduced to the partner dance Ceroc while in London and immediately became hooked. When he arrived in Japan, there was no Ceroc or modern jive, so he realised that the only way he could continue to dance it was to teach it. He spent 2 years studying how to break down the moves and teach them in Japanese, and had his first public dance lesson in January 2010. He continues to teach, while working full time in a consulting company.
Diana K Tsuruda
Diana is an award-winning performer, entertainer, choreographer, DANCE and YOGA instructor for children and adults. She is of Thai and Japanese heritage, born and raised in California, USA. Her mission is MOVEMENT EDUCATION: to spread JOY, HEALTH and HAPPINESS through the languages of dance, yoga and body movement. Having studied various dance genres throughout her life, she combines the influences of jazz funk, cheer dance, hip hop, ballroom, Latin, Salsa, afro-Cuban, Cuban Showdance and various ethnic dances into her choreography, teaching and performances.
I’m Kwan Chan from Toronto, Canada. I started breaking in 2006 and have been breaking continuously for well over 12 years. I consider my mentors and teachers to be those within the Toronto breaking scene who emphasized style, creativity, originality, and authenticity. Throughout these 12 years, I’ve competed and trained with some of the best dancers from all around the world (breakers from Supernaturalz, Rockforce, top breakers from Romania, Finland, China). I currently live in Tokyo where I continue to train and compete. I approach the dance holistically, meaning that I incorporate what I learn from a diversity of fields: fitness, health, music, history, nutrition, even psychology (which was my major of study in school). I specialize in an area of breaking called footwork and tricks and have developed my own unique and original style.