Yosoca is a dance group that performs the Japanese traditional yet modern and authentic dance called Yosakoisoran! They formed in 2017 especially to perform the dance at the Stampede parade, to represent Calgary’s Japanese Community association in collaboration with Midnight Taiko. They have since performed in numerous events throughout Alberta, including the Banff Parade, Stampede Parade, Globalfest, and Japanese Omatsuri festival. Look for Yosaca performing at these events and more this year – or join a practice and try it for yourself!
Yosaca will be leading the party at Otafest’s Matsuri on Saturday Evening, with the Rocky Mountain Taiko Ensemble on Stephen Avenue.