NS Ryukyu Ballet headed to the US!

$6,920 of $15,000 goal

Raised by 81 people in 3 months
This fund-raising campaign is for anyone with an Okinawan connection and a love for the Performing Arts.  The NS Ryukyu Ballet Co. is a small Okinawan Dance Troupe based on our island of Okinawa, Japan.  They have never performed outside of the island chain.  The Ballet Company’s long-time dream has been to share their talent and culture in a venue in the U.S.  This dream is becoming a reality! This creative, dynamic group will have a featured performance on March 24th at 1:00 pm at the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, D.C., during the National Cherry Blossom Festival.   Additionally, they have been selected for a one day performance on March 28, 2018 at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida.   A third venue has been added on March 31, 2018 at the Stageworks Theater in downtown Tampa, Florida.  The funds raised will be used to help alleviate their costs for travel expenses, hotel, food and transportation for approximately 20 performers during their 2 week stay in the U.S.  Their goals include preserving and showcasing the Okinawan culture in a beautiful dance form incorporating contemporary ballet as well as the martial arts.

Please view the short You Tube video clip and consider helping the NS Ryukyu Ballet with a monetary contribution. No matter how small, every bit helps and we thank you in advance for your support.  Those of us that have lived on Okinawa have had great memories and many others have had some kind of “Okinawan connection”.  What a great way to help spread it’s beauty, love, and culture to others.  This is something we can all do together.  “ GOOD adds up”- so be a part of something good!  If any of you will be in the Orlando area on March 28, 2018, we encourage you to come out and watch their superb performance on the Disney stage at Disney Springs..(Free Admission!)  Additionally, with a minimum $50 donation, you can take advantage of special VIP seating and a meet and greet at the Washington DC performance on March 24th.  These seats are first come first served and are going fast!  If you are interested in a reserved seat for the 3/24/18 performaince, please send an email to Mario Barroga at mario.barroga@verizon.net  before making your donation to ensure seats are still available. 



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Hello all -- we are getting excited about the arrival of the dancers this week. They will be arriving in Washington DC on Wednesday 3/21/18. We will post photos and videos as time permits so you can see what has been happening throughout their visit.

Also, we had add a 2nd show to the Tampa performance as the 8:00 pm sold out! There are still tickets available for the 5:00 pm show, so put the word out to your friends in the Tampa area. Tickets can be purchased at the Stageworks Theatre website https://stageworkstheatre.secure.force.com/ticket#sections_a0F1J00000qmUfLUAU for $25.

Thank you for all your support. We are very close to half of our goal of $15,000. Incredible!!!

If you are on Facebook you can also check out https://www.facebook.com/ryukyuballetusvisit/ for updates.
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Tickets are on sale for the Tampa, FL show on 3/31/18. Don't wait to get your tickets. We have been told over half have been sold!

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Thank you to everyone that has donated to the campaign. so far. The dates are getting near and excitement is in the air! We are a long way off of our goal and we really want to help this group as much as possible with their expenses. This is such a proud moment for Okinawan culture. Please share this Go Fund Me campaign with all of your friends, post it on your social media, email, etc. We appreciate your generosity and love for Okinawa! Lets see how close we can get to the goal! Information on purchasing tickets for the Tampa show will be coming soon!
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