Social Events

Welcome Reception

Date & Time:
17:30-19:00, July 4, 2019
Venue:
301-304, 3F, Conference Center, Pacifico Yokohama

Included to Registration Fee

Early Career Networking Evening

Date & Time:
19:30 - , July 5, 2019
Venue:
Hard Rock Café Yokohama
https://www.hardrock.com/cafes/yokohama/
5 min walk from conference venue
Fee:
JPY2,000

*Registration is required in advance via Registration Site


ISCBFM Banquet

Date & Time:
19:30 (tentative) - , July 6, 2019
Venue:
Queens Grand Ballroom, Yokohama Bay Hotel Tokyu
https://ybht.co.jp/en/access.php
5 min walk from conference venue
Fee:
JPY10,000

*Registration is required in advance via Registration Site

Special Performance of Tap Dancers
Mr. Kazunori Kumagai and his group
Special Performance of Tap Dancers

Biography

Kazunori Kumagai
Special Performance of Tap Dancers

Born in Sendai, Japan, Kazunori Kumagai started tap dancing at the age of 15 and came to New York City at 19. Kazu trained at the Funk University, the training institution exclusively for the Broadway musical "Bring in da' Noise, Bring in da' Funk. After studying with masters including Ted Levy, Buster Brown, Gregory Hines, Barbara Duffy, and Derick K. Grant, Kazu started appearing in NY's best venues such as The Knitting Factory, and just recently gave a solo performance at the Blue Note New York.

The Village Voice praises Kazu as the "Japanese Gregory Hines," and in 2006 he was selected as one of "25 to watch" by Dance Magazine. He is the recipient of world's prestigious awards including the 2014 Flo-Bert Award for his outstanding achievement and the 2016 Bessie Award as the Outstanding Performer." In April 2019, Newsweek magazine selected him as one of "100 Japanese respected by the world."

In 2008 he opened Kaz Tap Studio in Tokyo and subsequently taught throughout Japan including his hometown of Sendai, the site suffered devastating damage by the 2011 earthquake and tsunami. NY and Japan as two bases, Kazu is presenting revolutionary performances with many of world’s leading musicians including Hiromi Uehara, Yoshimasa Hino, and Omar Sosa. Kazu dedicates his passion and love of the art of tap dance to great masters, his mentors, and to the people of Sendai and Tohoku region where his family and friends live.

HP: http://www.kazukumagai.net/new-page

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