a woman dressed in Japanese kimono and headband stands in a green room filled with lights and cameras. Behind her photo is a sub layer of close up images of kimono fabric
DELAYED | The Spirit of Obon with Nobuko Miyamoto
Learn from a hologram.


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Mon, Sep 25, 2023 - Fri, Oct 27, 2023

  • Upcoming
    • Monday, Sep 25, 2023, 9am - 6pm
    • Tuesday, Sep 26, 2023, 9am - 6pm
    • Wednesday, Sep 27, 2023, 9am - 6pm
    • Thursday, Sep 28, 2023, 9am - 6pm
    • Friday, Sep 29, 2023, 9am - 6pm
    • Saturday, Sep 30, 2023, 9am - 6pm
    • Tuesday, Oct 3, 2023, 9am - 6pm
    • Wednesday, Oct 4, 2023, 9am - 6pm
    • Friday, Oct 6, 2023, 9am - 6pm
    • Tuesday, Oct 10, 2023, 9am - 6pm

Event Details

This work is one of four installations that comprise NI DO TO: never again. Learn more on our website.

Due to recent flooding in the Ferst Center for the Arts lobby, the opening of NI DO TO and Out of the Dust has been delayed. We are working closely with our operations team to determine a new opening date, and will post updated information here as it is available.

Free and open to the public in the Ferst Center lobby. September 18-October 27, Tuesday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Closed September 30 and October 21.

Through the spirit of Obon, a folk dance honoring those who’ve passed on, we disrupt and awaken a new movement experience outside the theatrical proscenium and illuminate the importance of making dances for communities. 

Nobuko Miyamoto is an icon of Asian American music and activism. Since the early 1970s, she has been exploring ways to reclaim and re-spirit our minds, bodies, histories, and communities, using the arts to create social change and forge solidarity.  Join folk dancer, Chie Saito, and KAMBARA+ dancer, Lani Yamanaka, in learning Nobuko’s Bon Odori dance Kangie (Gathering of Joy).


Ferst Center Lobby
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