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2013 CRS Holiday Program & Dinner — 12/14
January 14, 2016 @ 1:39 pm EST
The CRS Healers and Staff invite you to join us in ringing in the holidays on the evening of Saturday, December 14, 2013 between 6 – 10 pm!
From 6 – 7 pm we’ll be treated to a short concert by world-renowned marimba player Midori Ichikawa followed by a short conversation between CRS founder Yasuko Kasaki and artist/healer Yokko “Baldy.” From 7 pm we’ll feast on a delightful buffet dinner by Masuki, with dessert and wine reception (featuring sustainably produced wines from local wineries) served from 8:30 – 10 pm.
Tickets for the program and dinner are $30 and must be purchased in advance (Dec 8 is the last day to buy yours). You are welcome to bring your children under age 18 without purchasing a ticket, and you may also attend just the 8:30 – 10 pm reception without a ticket ($15 admission at the door, cash only).
About Musician Midori Ichikawa
Since Midori Ichikawa graduated from The Musashino Academy of Music in 1979, she has performed at many different concerts including the National Marimba Festival. She also has held numerous solo-recitals called “Midori’s Concert” which is well known in Japan. Although she is quite active as a performer, Midori has the biggest Marimba school in the world. Currently she hires ten marimba and piano instructors, and has about 300 students. The majority of her students go on to further their studies at well known Japanese universities that specialize in music. Between 2006 and 2007, she performed and was well received at the Cultural Ministry, Nomura Securities, Seibu Department Group, Japan Agricultural Association, as well as many other prominent places. She is a special member of Japan Xylophone Association. Over the years she studied marimba from Ms. Mutsuko Taneya, Ms. Michiko Takakhashi and Mr. Eiichi Asabuki.
Yokko is remarkable for having lost her hair at a young age but perservered to become a professional performer anyway. Refusing to see herself as a victim, she chose instead to explore the roots of her dis-ease and discovered her true strength and beauty — and her father’s love. Eventually she was able to transform her experience into a fearless, funny and intimate one-woman show, BALDY, which she has shown in NYC and Hollywood and will next year share at CRS.
Yokko (performer & writer) is an actor & a movement artist from Japan, came to the United States to study theatre in Oregon and Albany. She received her MFA in Acting from the Actors Studio Drama School in New York City. Her Credits include BALDY (Hollywood Fringe Festival2013, Fringe NYC 2012), BUTOH Electra (Irondale Center & Fringe NYC 2011), The Woolgatherer, The Producers (ASDS Repertory season), Odyssey (The Wings Theatre) and Othello (Looking Glass Theatre). Dance Credits include: FACET (Hollywood Fringe Festival 2013), Autumn Leaves (KGB Show, Kraine Theatre), and many others. She is a member of The Ume Group, and VOID Theatre Company in NYC. She is also founder of JPAC (Japanese Performing Arts Company), and has shared Japanese culture through classical Japanese dance and stage combat within drama.
A courageous Japanese woman discovers her father’s love only after she loses her hair and skin. In this fearless, funny and personal show, Yokko brings to life nearly a dozen characters, merging movement and memories into a narrative exploring kinship, cultural expectations and personal identity and weaves the fantastic with the ordinary in her ongoing search for a singular voice.
December 2013146 – 10 pm