1st Nov, 2020/ Totsu-Totsu Dance Online Talk Session - The possibility of non-contact communication through dance and music with the elderly with dementia -


We are hosting an online roundtable discussion! Along with a variety of guests, we will review the workshops conducted by dancer Osamu Jareo and Malaysian sound artist Kamal Sabran with the elderly living with dementia.

The Japanese General Association torindo has been holding dance workshops and dance performances with choreographer/dancer Osamu Jareo in collaboration with elderly residents, staffs, and local residents since 2009 at the Graceville Maizuru nursing home for the elderly in Maizuru City, Kyoto.
Meanwhile, Malaysian sound artist Kamal Sabran has been collaborating with a variety of artists to perform a diverse range of music activities, while also researching the possibility of using music as a form of therapy for patients with Alzheimer's disease.

The spread of the COVID-19 led the two artists to conduct online dance and music workshops for the elderly with dementia. Using the video recordings of the workshops and reports on their activities as a starting point, the following roundtable discussion will be held online with a variety of guest participation.

When: Sunday, November 1, 2020, 1:00 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. [MYT] *Two sessions included
Where: Online (A link to Youtube Live will be delivered to registrants.)

  • Kamal Sabran (Sound Artist/Lecturer From School of the Arts, Universiti Sains Malaysia) *upper left
  • Osamu Jareo (Dancer/Choreographer) *upper right
  • Okui Lala (Artist) *lower right
  • Tsutomu Fujinami (Professor of Intelligent Informatics, Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology) *lower middle
  • Asa Ito (Aesthete/Associate Professor, Tokyo Institute of Technology) *lower left
[Moderator] Mariko Mori (Art Producer/Director of torindo)

[Session 1] 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
- An introduction to the two artists' activities, along with a video of the online workshop#1 held in September by Osamu Jareo and Kamal Sabran.
- The effects of dance and music on the elderly with dementia and its possibilities in the field of elderly care
- Q&A
- Speakers: Kamal Sabran, Osamu Jareo, Tsutomu Fujinami

[Session 2] 2:30 pm - 3:45 pm
- The possibility of new art expression by artists from Japan and Malaysia
- On the possibilities of online art expression with elderly people across boundaries
- Q&A
- Speakers: Kamal Sabran, Osamu Jareo, Okui Lala, Asa Ito

*There will be consecutive interpretation in English and Japanese for the discussion.
*Participation is Free. You need to register in advance.

Kamal(up) and Jareo(bottom)

Zoom workshop by Jareo

About the title “Totsu-totsu”:
Totsu-Totsu dance is the name of the dance performances, related workshops, and study groups with elderly residents at nursing homes conducted by torindo and Osamu Jareo, together with Graceville Maizuru, since 2009.
The word "totsu-totsu" comes from the Japanese language describing a hushed and musing way of speaking.

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