Ayatori and dance workshop for older people
1 November - 20 December 2013, London
AZUKI FOUNDATION was set up in October 2012 with initial focus on “culture and wellbeing”. In order to achieve this initial aim we provide workshops for older people using movements and elements unique in Japanese arts and culture such as ayatori (cat’s cradle or string figures), bon dance (traditional Japanese community dance, and otedama (Japanese bean bag juggling). Our unique programme is designed to stimulate the imagination, provides outlets for people’s creativity and introduces them to a different culture. The sessions will be interactive and communal thus helping participants avoid isolation.
From November 2013, we start workshops at community centres for older people in Islington.
This project is supported by Award for All , Big Lottery, Islington Comunity Chest, Borough of Islington