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Japanese Tea Ceremony - Experience the Way of Tea

Kyoko Wada

Add to Calendar Jan/25 Sun 02:00PM-03:00PM Eastgate Penthouse

Enrollment: Unlimited: Advance sign-up required
Sign-up by 01/23
Prereq: None

Join us for a Japanese tea ceremony performed by Mrs. Kyoko Wada, who has been studying the Japanese Tea Ceremony for more than 30 years. She will share "the happiness of the tea ceremony" with you and invite you to take this opportunity to leave your worries and problems at the door. Be transported to Japan by the calligraphy, ceramics, flowers, lacquer, and incense. Experience the four elements of the "way of tea:" harmony, respect, purity, and tranquility. Imagine how they can bring harmony into our daily interactions. Take the first step of what can become a lifetime of study and meditation.

No limit but advance sign up required (see contact below)

Signup by: 23-Jan-2015


Contact: Kyoko Wada,

Sponsor(s): SpousesandPartners@mit
Contact: Kyoko Wada,

South Italy folk dance lab

Ornella Iuorio

Add to Calendar Jan/22 Thu 06:00PM-07:00PM 36-112
Add to Calendar Jan/24 Sat 06:00PM-07:00PM 36-112
Add to Calendar Jan/29 Thu 06:00PM-07:00PM 36-112
Add to Calendar Jan/31 Sat 06:00PM-08:00PM 36-112

Enrollment: Limited: Advance sign-up required
Attendance: Repeating event, particpants welcome at any session
Fee: $15.00 for Live music event on the 31st

The folk dance has always been a moment of meeting, an important social moment that allow women and men to get together and young people to enter in a community. The folk dance has been developing around the world, no matter the place, since the agriculture time.

"The South Italy folk dance lab" will provide an overview of the folk dance developed around into the Mediterraneum area, and in particular will focus on the dance from South Italy.

Dances from different Italian regions, such as Campania, Puglia and Calabria will be studied. Tammurriate, Pizziche and tarantelle will be shown.

The class will conclude with a dance event with live folk music.

Please contact the instructor to participate.

Ornella Iuorio is an Architect with a big passion for dance. She earned a diploma in Classical Ballet and Contemporary Dance in 2002 in Italy and since then she has been teaching ballet and Italian folk dance. Dr. Iuorio has performed as Tanztheater artist in several  festivals joining different companies.

Sponsor(s): SpousesandPartners@mit
Contact: Ornella Iuorio,