Dance Performance Show presented by The Japan Foundation, Los Angeles
Witness Two Forms of Street Dance, Urban & Earthy, Collide at El Rey!
Hilty & Bosch
with special program “for” Los Angeles
@El Rey Theatre
(5515 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles)
Monday, March 18 @7PM
(Door Opens @6PM)
Admission: FREE *General Admission, All Ages
Click HERE to Register
Awa-Hop is a dance performance show double-featuring the twin street dance unit from Japan, Hilty & Bosch and the Awaodori Entertainment Troupe, TAKARABUNE.
Hilty & Bosch's phenomeral dance performances have astonished not only Japanese dancers but also dancers around the world. On YouTube, their videos have had over 35 million views, further increasing their popularity internationally. TAKARABUNE pushes the limits of Awaodori, a 400 year-old traditional art form. TAKARABUNE’s signature dance style is so aggressive and vigorous that it has been characterized as ‘dance beyond awaodori’.
You will experience a big bang of dance innovation watching the reaction between traditional awaodori and urban dance, and the creation of a totally new world of dance performance.
Hilty & Bosch
A twin street dance unit from Japan. In 2004, they won the biggest dance contest in Japan first ever "Youngest and Minimum Number of People" named Japan Dance Delight, after that they were active mainly overseas. "Battle Of The Year", including guest performance at "Red Bull BC One", they have experience in over 30 countries so far.
TAKARABUNE is a creative dance company that performs Awaodori, a well-known style of Japanese dance with a history of more than four hundred years. It was founded by Akira Yonezawa, native of Tokushima Prefecture, the birthplace of Awaodori. The members are mostly in their twenties, and many have more than fifteen years of experience. TAKARABUNE was the first in the Awaodori community to take this dance from its typical venues into a club for a one-man live show in 2009. Since that time, they have performed in 14 countries and over 38 cities. Although it is considered a traditional art form, these dancers challenge the boundary between “traditional” and “contemporary” with their innovative, passionate performances. Their participation in a number of events both in Japan and abroad has been followed with great interest by both fans and media alike.