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Program Information

Number of Artists: 1

Grade Levels: 4-5, 6-8, 9-12, Family, K-2, K-5

Program Length: Varies

Ideal Audience Size: K-12, Adult

Maximum Audience Size: 800 for H.S.; 350 for E.S.

Setup Time: 90 minutes (30 minutes between programs)

Breakdown Time: 30 minutes

Technical Requirements: Minimum 10' x 10' area on wood floor if possible

SOL Connections

Theater Art: TI.6, TI.7, TI.8, TII.14

Dance Arts: DI.12, DI.13, DI.23, DII.11, DM.12, DM.14

History and Social Science: K.1, K.2, K.4, 1.12, 2.12, 3.12

English: K.1, K.2, K.8, 1.2, 1.11, 2.1, 2.2, 2.8, 3.1, 3.6, 4.2, 4.4, 4.5, 4.6, 5.1, 5.5, 5.6, 6.4, 6.5, 6.6, 7.5, 7.7

Music: K.11, K.12, 1.3, 1.11, 1.12, 2.3, 2.10, 2.11, 3.3, 3.9, 3.12, 3.13, 4.3, 4.12, 4.13, 5.3, 5.10, 5.11, HS.6, HS.8, HS.9, MS.6, MS.7, MS.8, MS.9

Visual Art: K.13, K.14, 2.11, 2.12, 2.13, 2.19, 3.13, 3.16, 3.23, 3.24, 4.22, 5.17, 8.11, 8.12, 8.14, 8.16

Artists Fees

Single Fee: $550 - $750 plus travel


.45 per mile from Silver Spring, MD

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Shizumi visited Hartwood Elementary in Stafford County, May 1999  

Shizumi Dance Theater

Japanese Culture



Program Type

Elementary School Assemblies, Family Concerts, High School Assemblies, Middle School Assemblies, Residencies, Workshops

Subject Areas

Culture Studies, Dance, Folktales, Music, Poetry, Theatre Arts

Japanese born multi-discipline artist, Shizumi Manale gives students a view of Japanese culture, art, and the performing arts old and new. Dressed in traditional kimono, Shizumi portrays a traditional Japanese dancer/actor and transforms on stage to a modern Japanese artist.

Exploring the Arts of Japan and Opening Minds (K-12) includes traditional Japanese dance, modern dance, masks, calligraphy, song and poetry all interwoven with Japanese folktales and theater. Students will enjoy participating in dance techniques, and will experience sword fighting.

Shizumi also offers this program as a workshop where small groups explore Japanese art forms of kimonos, calligraphy, haiku, origami, tea and flower ceremonies, swordsmanship, dance and drama. Students will also learn about the cultural connections between Japan, China, Korea, and India.