ADD Workshop in Minato City “Hôkago Dance x Dance remix”


After-school Diversity Dance (ADD)
Workshop in Minato City
“Hôkago Dance x Dance remix”
You Are Invited to a Workshop Series!

Enjoy the World Dance Remix!

“Hôkago (After-school) Dance x Dance remix” is a workshop series for kids and young people, giving them a chance to learn diverse dance styles from around the world. Professional dance experts, local dancers and special instructors will introduce many different dance styles, from cool to graceful, traditional, or super-eccentric. And the final chapter of the course might be their own dance creation!
To take place at the Azabu Kids-to-Teens Hall, from beginners to dance-lovers, everyone is welcome. Classes will be in English, Japanese and body language!


The After-school Diversity Dance (ADD), a part of Tokyo Tokyo FESTIVAL Special 13, is a dance project to promote culture in the run-up to the Olympic and Paralympic year. Children participating in the workshop series may join the creation process with the ADD creation director. If there are many applicants who wish to join in the creation, priority will be given to those who have participated in the workshop more frequently.

Venue: Minato-ku Azabu Kids-to-Teens Hall
(4-6-7, Minami Azabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-0047)
Participants: Children at Ages of Elementary to High School Student
(Membership of Minato-ku Azabu Kids-to-Teens Hall required. You can registrer at the door.)
Tuition: Free (Pre-signup required)
Deadline: 10 Days Before Each
Quota: About 30 Persons for Each Class(First-Come-First-Served)

First Season (5 classes) Door opens 30 minutes earlier.

#1: Friday, November 29, 2019 at 16:30-18:00
Instructors: Mari Fukutome (Contemporary Dance)
Yukiko Kitajima (Bon Dance)
#2: Tuesday, December 10, 2019 at 16:30-18:00
#3: Thursday, December 19, 2019 at 16:30-18:00
#4: Saturday, January 11, 2020 at 14:00-15:30
#5: Monday, January 20, 2020 at 16:30-18:00

* ADD Workshop in Minato City is a series of 10 classes. One-shot participation is welcomed. The Second Season schedule will be announced on our website in the end of December 2019.
* Each class will be conducted by different instructors. Visit ADD website for the latest news.

Sign up
Signup Form(The First Season)
Deadline: 10 Days Before Each
* You will receive an email for confirmation from the ADD office. Those who need registration to Azabu Kids-to-Teens Hall will be guided at the same time.
* Personal information shall be strictly protected and used only for the workshop administration.

Kanako Iwanaka, the administrator of ADD Minato City, at


Instructor / Creation Director
Kikunojo Onoe Traditional Japanese Dancer and Choreographer
Kikunojo Onoe III has been the fourth head of the Onoe school of traditional Japanese dance since 2011. While giving the recital stage of the school, he focuses on collaborative work with the masters in other fields of performing arts. His works include choreography for geisha dance shows such as Kamogawa Odori in Kyoto and Azuma Odori in Tokyo, Onoe Kikugoro Kabuki Troupe, Japan KABUKI festival in Las Vegas, Hyoen project with ice skaters, and Super Kabuki II “One Piece” among others.

Researcher / Creation Supporter
Mari Fukutome Contemporary Dancer and Choreographer
Mari Fukutome has been experimenting in dance since she founded “Ho Ho-Do,” a dance duo with Mika Arashiki, in 2001. She started her own solo works in 2014, which took place not only in theatre and gallery, but also in street, riverside, park, or someone’s house, and sometimes in collaboration with someone or something, seeking for specific site, situation or person to dance with.

and local dancers and special instructors.


Minato-ku Azabu Kids-to-Teens Hall

4-6-7, Minami Azabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-0047
Open: 9:30 to 20:00
Closed: Public holidays, December 31 to January 3
* 1-minute walk from Hommura Elementary School Entrance bus stop (Minato-ku Community Bus (Chii Bus))
* 7-minute walk from Hiroo station (Exit 1)
Note: There is no parking available.

What’s After-school Diversity Dance?

Happening simultaneously in three areas in Tokyo, namely Minato, Kunitachi and Hinode, After-school Diversity Dance (ADD) is one of the Tokyo Tokyo FESTIVAL’s project to cultivate children’s understanding of local society and cultures through dance workshop series by local and professional dance practitioners. The project concludes with the show of dance pieces choreographed by the participant children.
Creation process will be conducted towards the summer of 2020, in Parallel to the Olympic and Paralympic Games. And the show will be presented in respective areas, before the final joint performance of all three ADD pieces at the theatre for the general audience.

* The program may have alteration without notice.

Organizers: Tokyo Metropolitan Government,
Arts Council Tokyo (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture)
Co-presented by : Minato City Azabu Region City Office (TBD)
Supported by : Public Interest Incorporated Foundation for Child Well-being
Project creator: ADD Executive Committee