Deaf dance group members from Fukushima join charity dance event in Kawasaki

December 4, 2011

"We want to tell through our dance that Fukushima is fine."

The dance group "D/FLAVOR" from Fukushima Prefecture performed at the event "D'LIVE," held in Kawasaki City, Kanagawa Prefecture on December 3 which Deaf persons and others sang a song by dancing or signing.

Although the group members were unable to practice as much as before because of the accident of the first nuclear power plant of Tokyo Electric Power in Fukushima Prefecture, they showed the powerful dance before about 600 audience.

The "D/FLAVOR" was formed in Koriyama-shi, Fukushima Prefecture in 2007. Three of six members are Deaf. They dance while feeling sound with the body or getting help from other members when to take a step in dancing.

The group members have resumed practice in mid-May. Although a life is returning to normal, they avoid practices outside due to the space dose of radiation is higher in Koriyama than any other cities in the prefecture.

The group has been more often invited to a charity event across in the country.

Japanese source:
http://mainichi.jp/area/kanagawa/news/20111204ddlk14040152000c.html



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