PROGRAMS: Kuniko offers an assembly performance called "Origami Tales"ť and three types of in-class workshops that can be tailored to your school's needs and curriculum connection. Her show features 3-5 short stories are performed with audience interaction and participation. "Origami Tales" PERFORMANCE: Using origami, music and audience participation, Kuniko provides a magical entry into Japanese culture. Mythological character masks & puppets, amazing flowers and a six-foot-long dragon-all made from origami-set the stage while Kuniko shares heartfelt stories from ancient Japan.
Kuniko is a native of Osaka, Japan where she grew up studying and performing traditional dance, music and theater. She traveled to the United States more than 20 years ago to train with renowned mime and actor Tony Montanaro. For five years, she toured with Boston's respected Leland Faulkner Light Theater. In 1992, Kuniko moved to Florida and began performing as a solo artist in schools, museums, theaters, colleges, festivals and performing arts series across the United States. Some of the more notable venues who have presented her performances include the Philadelphia Children's Festival, The Kennedy Center (Washington DC) and the Disney Epcot Japanese Pavilion. Kuniko has been on the Florida State Touring roster for 13 years.