In memoriam

CJS is sorry to note the passing of Frances Mammana, Ph.D. student in the Department of Theater and Dance.  Frances was researching Okinawa performance, particularly kumi-udui, and had presented a CJS seminar on that topic a couple of years ago.  She was an enthusiastic supporter of Okinawan studies, and we will all miss her energy, and her warm, engaging smile.

The Celebration of Life for Frances Mammana, held on Saturday, February 5th, began with the thunder of taiko drums the first of many musical offerings that evening in memory of Frances, as seen in the photo below.