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October 31, 1988 | CHRIS PASLES
The Japan Folkloric Art Dance Troupe has so refined and prettified whatever authentic sources it can lay claim to that the works the troupe danced Saturday at the Japan America Theatre often seemed like picture post cards of a never-never land. Founded in 1963, the company puts emphasis on ever-smiling faces, colorful costumes, phalanxes of dancers in drill-team precision, genial generalities and speedy resolutions of any hint of dramatic tension.
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October 31, 1988 | CHRIS PASLES
The Japan Folkloric Art Dance Troupe has so refined and prettified whatever authentic sources it can lay claim to that the works the troupe danced Saturday at the Japan America Theatre often seemed like picture post cards of a never-never land. Founded in 1963, the company puts emphasis on ever-smiling faces, colorful costumes, phalanxes of dancers in drill-team precision, genial generalities and speedy resolutions of any hint of dramatic tension.
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October 23, 1988 | ALAN BROWN
"In Europe, the folk dances have all died away. But in Japan, these dances are still alive," says Hideo Kimura, founder of the Japan Folkloric Art Dance Troupe, which will present the Odori (dance) Festival of Japan at the Japan America Theatre in Little Tokyo on Saturday, with performances at 2 and 8 p.m. Dancing their way from Schenectady to Kalamazoo and points west on their U.S.
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October 23, 1988 | ALAN BROWN
"In Europe, the folk dances have all died away. But in Japan, these dances are still alive," says Hideo Kimura, founder of the Japan Folkloric Art Dance Troupe, which will present the Odori (dance) Festival of Japan at the Japan America Theatre in Little Tokyo on Saturday, with performances at 2 and 8 p.m. Dancing their way from Schenectady to Kalamazoo and points west on their U.S.
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