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Takako Segawa

May 2024

by Takako Segawa
May 5 to 25, 2024

In May, lead artist Takako Segawa is composing a month-long celebration of art culture exploration at The Jamii Hub. Under Takako's curation, everyone is invited to delve into the captivating theme of "Roots" -  a theme that encourages a profound connection with the diverse origins that shape our identities, whether rooted in varied cultures or within the intricate tapestry of one's own self, transcending the geographical boundaries we call home.

 

Reflecting on the multifaceted aspects of our lives, we are prompted to consider what constitutes our personal 'roots.' Is it the places we've called home, the ancestral origins that echo through our family history, or perhaps the intricacies of our gender identity? How have these profound elements influenced and manifested in our artistic endeavors?

 

As we navigate this exploration, the belief in nurturing the metaphorical 'tree' of self becomes evident. Just as a tree draws strength and sustenance from its roots, so too can we find resilience and depth by nourishing the essence of who we are.

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Monday Dancing

Workshop Lead: Takako Segawa

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Wednesday Watching

Visit the page for the leads!

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Saturday Mingling

Lead Artist: Takako Segawa

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Tuesday Learning

Book Club

Lead: Eshe Mercer-James

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Thursday Creating

Painting Night

Workshop Lead: Andrew Patterson

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Sunday Sewing

Workshop Lead: Anita Boey

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Tuesday Learning

Niche Artistic Practices

Workshop Lead: Steve Cornelsen

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Thursday Creating

Crafting Nights

Workshop Lead: Ayami Terasawa

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Sunday Versifying

Workshop Lead: Hidetaka Ishii

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Tuesday Learning

Culture Cloths

Designer: Sabrine S. Hakam

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Friday Singing

Workshop Lead: Germaine Konji

Takako Segawa is a contemporary dancer, choreographer, theatre performer, and director of Japanese dance arts. Born in Japan, Takako trained in traditional arts and contemporary Japanese movement styles, before graduating from the London Contemporary Dance School.


Takako’s 25-year career includes performances throughout Europe, Asia, and North America. She was nominated outstanding female for the Dora Award in 2015, and has been honoured by two All Japan Kobe Dance Festival awards, and by the Stuttgart SoloTanz festival.


Recently she performed in "Universal Child Care" at the Canadian Stage in Toronto. Takako also performs worldwide with the Corpus theatre group and is currently directing the multimedia piece “Echoes: Vibrations from Japan to Canada,” premiering in Ottawa in November 2024.

Photo by Laura Dittman

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