• Mochizuki permiere performance
  • Fleck Dance Theatre
  • November 18, 2017

Date Composed: 2017
Composer: Aki Takahashi
Premiere Performance: November 17, 2017

The festivities begin with the making of white and round mochi cakes, symbols of the full moon, that are pounded from steamed rice with large wooden hammers. During this time, people dance joyfully and sing comical lyrics to express happiness for this occasion, having fun and playing hand clapping games. Nagata Shachu has created our own rendition of a traditional mochizuki celebration.