See you in Memphis!
Autumn is upon us, and the changing leaves are putting on a dazzling display of reds and golds throughout the Midwest. It’s the perfect time for a road trip; and it’s even better when that includes a festival!
We’re thrilled to be returning to Memphis, Tennessee for the annual Memphis Japan Festival next month. The full-day event is celebrating its fifth year and is filled with activities that honor the art, culture and foods of Japan. Join us Sunday, November 6th for a day of music and dance, martial arts demonstrations, as well as cosplay fashion shows. Visitors can also partake in a traditional Japanese tea ceremony, or a bonsai workshop. We will be performing at Opening Ceremony at 10:00 AM, with an afternoon show following on the main stage.
Can’t make it to Memphis? In December we return to the Saint Louis Art Museum for the 2022 Winter Celebrations
. Enjoy music, dance, and crafts highlighting cultures and holiday traditions from around the world at this free event for the whole family! The event takes place December 10-11 and we will be performing during the afternoon Sunday, December 11.
2022 Memphis Japan Festival
Sunday, November 6 - 9:30am - 4:00pm
Memphis Botanic Garden
750 Cherry Road, Memphis, TN
Opening Ceremony - 10:00am
Performance - 12:55pm
2022 Winter Celebrations
Saturday - Sunday, December 10-11 - 10:00am - 4:00pm
Saint Louis Art Museum - Farrell Auditorium
1 Fine Arts Drive, St. Louis, MO
Performance Time: Sunday, December 11 - 2:00pm*
*Performance time is approximate. Keep an eye on our event page
We’re thrilled to be back at both of these amazing venues; we hope to see you there!
We're sad to announce that performing member Lorraine Hu is retiring from the group as she prepares to leave St. Louis. Lorraine joined in April while simultaneously completing her doctoral research in Anthropology, and has successfully defended her research. We're so proud of her accomplishments both as a performing member and in academia, and are saddened that she will be departing to continue her professional career.
We asked Lorraine to share her favorite SLOT moment: "Everything!" We will miss having her enthusiasm at our practices and performances, and we wish her all the best in this next chapter. Congratulations!