As part of the celebrations for India @ 75 and India-Japan @ 70, we invite you to watch Episode 18 of the Digital Dance Series presented by the Embassy of India, Tokyo. This video features a performance by Miyabi Kathak Dance Academy led by Ms Masako Satou.

Introduction

MIYABI KATHAK DANCE ACADEMY was founded by Ms. Masako Satou, disciple of Padmavibhushan Pt. Birju Maharaj, in 2006 in TOKYO.

Age from 7 to 80s, Japanese, Indian and International students are learning kathak dance, at Koujimachi kathak dance studio, Chiyodaku, TOKYO, near imperial palace and 12 minutes walking from Embassy of India, Tokyo, Kudan.

MIYABI KATHAK DANCE ACADEMY Koujimachi Studio is in quiet residential area of Chiyoda ku surrounded by embassies, quite safe to come and go for students.

You can see the schedule and timing of lesson in this page; kindly scroll down on the screen.

In chiba prefecture, there is Kathak lesson in Tsudanuma culture center, 2,4friday at 7 PM~.

Kathak Dance in Japan

Classes

Kathak Class for beginners / Sunday morning 11:00AM~ , Thursday 19PM~, Saturday 14PM~, 1.2.4 Tuesday 11AM~.
  • Kids class (Age; 7 years old-)

    Sunday 09:15AM~10:00AM / Tuesday 17PM~17:45PM
  • Junior class (Age; 9 years old-)

    Sunday 10:00PM~10:45PM
  • Beginners class ( Adalt)

    Sunday 11:00AM~ / 1,2,4Tuesday 11:15AM~ / Thursday 19:00PM~ / Saturday 14PM~
  • Basic Class (Adalt, 1-4years experience)

    Sunday 12:10PM~ / Tuesday 20:10PM~
  • Intermediate class (Adalt, 4-10years experience)

    Sunday 1:25PM~ / Tuesday 21:20PM~ / Wednesday 7PM~
  • Advance class (Adalt, 6years experience~)

    Sunday 2:50PM~ / Wednesday 21:20PM~ / Friday 9:30PM~/ Saturday 11:30AM~
  • ¥ Tuition

    Children 5~15 years old 8,000yen (45min /4 times per month)
    16 years and over 10,000yen (1hr / 4 times per month)
    Admission fee 10,000yen (enter within 6 month from trial lesson, Admission fee is 5,000yen)
    Trial Lesson 2,000yen
lesson language; Japanese, English

Access

Kojimachi HT's Bld. B1, 3-12-7, Kojimachi, Tokyo, Japan 102-0083 >> Google map

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    MIYABI (Masako Satou)

    Masako Satou started to learn Kathak Dance in 1995 from shmt. Malti Shyam, before, She has learnt Flamenco and Russian ballet for several years in Japan. After inspiring Kathak Mahotsav in India, she joined National Institute of Kathak Dance in 1996, and learned lucknow style of Kathak dance from Shmt.Malti Shyam and Pt. Jaikishan Maharaj, later from Padmavibushan Pt. Birju Maharaj in 1997. For her dedication towards the art, she was awarded an ICCR scholarship between 1999 and 2003 to learn Kathak dance under the guidance of Padmavibushan Pt.Birju Maharaj at Kalashram. She mastered Kathak Specialization course in 2004 academic year, finished stage presentation course in 2005

    She has participated in the many of the dance work choreographed by Pt. Birju Maharaj i.e. Vasantotsav, Kajuraho Festival, Annanya and so on. She got highly appreciation from the audience and media on her stage presense in the Kathak Ballet “Romeo & Juliet” choreographed by Vidushi Saswati Sen, in Delhi, Kolkata, Pune and Mumbai in 2003-2004.

    She has given a number of solo and group performance in India and Japan, including “Shinwa ~the Japanese mythology~” at Siri Fort Auditrium, New Delhi, on the occation of India-Japan The 50th anniversary of establishment of diplomatic relations, organized by Japan Foundation and embassy of Japan in 2002.

    Back to Japan in 2005, she started her kathak school; MIYABI KATHAK DANCE ACADEMY in Tokyo, she opened her own dance studio at Kojimachi in 2008, teaches Kalka-Bindadin gharana, Luckhnow style ofkathak, to Japanese, Indian and international students.

    She was invited to Handia Festival in 2011, Maharaj ji's US tour in 2016, solo program at International Shiva Festival in India in 2017 organized by government of India. She got standhing ovation from Indian audience in culture program organized by JICA ALUMINI ASSOCIATION of INDIA at Japan Foundation in New Delhi in 2019.

    In 2020,she showed her group choreography of kathak for 'Vasdhaiva Kutumbakam' online kathak dance festival organized by Kalashram, well received by audience from all over the world.

    She has performed in India, Japan, Mauritius, Egypt, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, China(Shanghai EXPO), France, Taiwan and USA. She is currently a member of Shinjuku Artist Society.