Min-On sponsored a special dance production entitled K-Broadway—Dance for Smiles featuring the top dancers and alumni of the Broadway Dance Center, as well as special guest artist Hideboh, an internationally acclaimed tap-dancer. The performance was held on February 19 at the Kamakura Art Theater in Kanagawa prefecture and on February 22 in Tokyo.
The K-Broadway Dance Company started producing shows in 1984 when its umbrella institution, the Broadway Dance Center (BDC), was established with the aim of producing versatile performances and fostering world-class dancers in Japan. To date, the company has concluded 41 performance tours in many countries around the world, earning a solid reputation within the global dance community for their authentic performing arts skills.
The first half of this special performance paid tribute to the memory of the late Naoki Kurita, a great choreographer and one of the founders of the BDC and K-Broadway. In the second half, a number of great choreographers from the company created brilliance onstage with a variety of dance styles. Their versatile and dynamic performances were an inspiration to the many young aspiring dancers among the enthusiastic audience at the Nakano Sun Plaza Hall.