AUGUST 2003

3 shows in T˘ky˘ (Kabukiza), 2 in Ky˘to (Enryakuji, Shunjűza) and 1 in ďsaka (Theater Dramacity)!

  • Nakamura Kankur˘, Nakamura Hashinosuke, Nakamura Fukusuke and Band˘ Mitsugor˘ perform at the Kabukiza!
  • All the others great Kabuki actors are on vacation ...
  • Kabukiza (T˘ky˘)
    Dates 11 ~ 29 August 2003 (Hachigatsu N˘ry˘ Kabuki)
    MatinÚe

    Genpei Nunobiki no Taki (Yoshikata Saigo)

    Asazuma Bune

    Yamagaeri Makenu Kiky˘

    ďmi no Okane

    Afternoon

    Kaidan Botan D˘r˘

    Dango Uri

    Evening

    Kagura Uta Kumoi no Kyokumari (Dontsuku)

    Noda-ban Nezumi Koz˘

    Casting

    Nakamura Kankur˘, Band˘ Mitsugor˘, Nakamura Hashinosuke, Nakamura Fukusuke, Nakamura Senjaku, Nakamura Kash˘, Kataoka Takatar˘, Ichikawa Komaz˘, Band˘ Shűch˘, Band˘ Yajűr˘, Nakamura Shid˘, Nakamura Kantar˘, Nakamura Shichinosuke

    Comments

    14th edition of Nakamura Kankur˘'s summer program at the Kabukiza, the famous Hachigatsu N˘ry˘ Kabuki (literally "the August cool-breeze Kabuki"). A very good selection of plays and dances, including the spectacular "Yoshikata Saigo" (with Nakamura Hashinosuke in the leading role), the ghost play "Botan D˘r˘" and a new stage collaboration between Nakamura Kankur˘ and the popular playwright/producer Noda Hideki ("Nezumi Koz˘").

    Enryakuji Temple (Ky˘to)
    Dates 30 July ~ 6 August 2003 (Hieizan Takigi Kabuki)
    Program

    Hashi Benkei

    Hiire no Gi

    Hiei no Akebono

    Casting

    Nakamura Ganjir˘, Nakamura Kichiemon, Nakamura Shinjir˘, Ichikawa Kamejir˘, Nakamura Kikaku, Nakamura Kichinosuke, Nakamura Kazutar˘

    Comments

    Original outdoors Kabuki performance, in the precincts of the famous Enryakuji temple which is located on mount Hiei. This performance commemorates the 1200th anniversary of the foundation of the Tendai sect. The first item in the program is the classic dance "Hashi Benkei". The 2 others are new creations related to the temple history.

    Theater Dramacity (ďsaka)
    Dates 1 ~ 3 August 2003 (Heisei Wakashű Kabuki)
    Program

    Shin Abura no Jigoku ďsaka Junj˘den

    Casting

    Kataoka Ainosuke

    Comments

    Second edition of an original program called "Heisei Wakashű Kabuki" (the young men's Kabuki of the Heisei imperial era). The program consists of a new version of Chikamatsu Monzaemon's classic "Onna Goroshi Abura no Jigoku", which will remind you of "West Side Story" (according to the producers of this show).

    Shunjűza (Ky˘to)
    Dates 26 ~ 27 August 2003 (Kamejir˘ no Kai)
    Program

    Fuji Musume

    Sh˘j˘

    Sumidagawa

    Casting

    Ichikawa Kamejir˘, Kataoka Hidetar˘, Kamimura Kichiya

    Comments

    Second edition of the program of the association Kamejir˘ no Kai, which stars the young and talented actor Ichikawa Kamejir˘. Two of his guests are coming from the Bunraku world: Takemoto Tsunatayű (narrator) and Tsurusawa Seijir˘ (shamisen player).

    The Shunjűza is located within the Ky˘to University of Arts and Design (Ky˘to Z˘kei Geijutsu Daigaku).

     
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