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We are thrilled to announce our recent invitation to perform in Baku, Azerbaijan, courtesy of the Embassy of Japan in Azerbaijan.

Our engagements included an opening TATE performance at the Japanese Emperor's Birthday Celebration, a lecture and performance introducing Japanese culture at the Azerbaijan University of Languages, a special showcase at the Landmark Hotel Baku, and a public presentation at the International Mugham Center.

We are deeply honored to have played a part in fostering diplomatic relations between Japan and Azerbaijan through the art of TATE.

Kyo Kasumi worked as a stunt coordinator for "Gold Boy" which will be in theaters in Japan on March 8th.

Check out the trailer!

Our director Kyo and her husband established Kyoko Arai Fund in 2021 to fund the annual HEAR US (Honoring, Elevating, and Recapitalizing Underrepresented Stories) Awards, which was designed at NYC Tisch School of the Arts to celebrate and advance student projects that center BIPOC voices and stories, and to fund students actively working to combat systemic marginalization in the creation and leadership of artistic and scholarly works.

This year's HEAR US Cohort, including two Kyoko Arai Fund recipients, was announced!

Kyo attended the ceremony and personally handed the awards to the recipients ISHKWAAZHE SHANE MCSAUBY (Project: Nimkii) and JESS X. SNOW (Project: When We Were Dragons)!

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