Original performing art ‘Yui’ staged at Garaman Hall

Group LUCK plays the main role in the weekend performance of YUI.

The weekend’s music at Ginoza’s Garaman Hall is the original performance of Yui, combined with modern version of Eisa, traditional Ryukyu dance, modern dance and Japanese big drums by young groups mainly from Ginoza Village.

Eisa is the Okinawa favorite, and local young people will express the history taken by Okinawan people with dance, Eisa and Japanese drums.  They say they hope to hand down Yui to the next generation. Saturday there is a day program at 2 p.m. with doors opening at 1 pm.  The night performance begins at 6:30 p.m. with doors open at 5:30 p.m.  On Sunday, the show’s at 2 p.m. with doors opening at 1 p.m.

Advance tickets are ¥2,500 for adults, and ¥1,500 for high school students and younger. Tickets at the door are an additional ¥500.  All children four years of age and older require a ticket.  Kids three years of age and younger are not permitted at the performances.  Ticket reservations are available by phone (098) 983-2613 before midnight of the day before the event.

The main group is ‘LUCK’, originally formed by an Eisa circle of a vocational school ‘Okinawa Chuo Gakuen’ specialized in welfare and childcare. They are mostly nursery staff.  The other groups are ‘Mifuren’ of a traditional Ryukyu dance, ‘DAZOKU’ of Japanese drum group, ‘FIES’ that is the only modern dance studio in Nago, ‘Sokei Mijitaya Daiko’ that consists of elementary school students in Sokei district Ginoza. Other than that, drum group ‘Matsuda Muho Daiko’ and the local youth chamber Nakagawa youth chamber from Kin will perform at the show.

A view of the show is at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AygT41QPh8M