Cancellation of some Kabuki performances in August 2020 due to coronavirus (COVID-19)!!!
AUGUST 2020

6 shows in T˘ky˘ (Kabukiza, National Theatre), 2 in Ky˘to (Minamiza) and 2 in ďsaka (National Bunraku Theatre, Kintetsu Art Kan)!

Kabukiza (T˘ky˘)
Dates 1 ~ 26 August 2020
Hachigatsu Hanagata Kabuki
August Young Actors Kabuki
1st program

Renjishi

2nd program

B˘ Shibari

3rd program

Yoshitsune Senbon Zakura (Yoshinoyama)

4th program

Yowa Nasake Ukina no Yokogushi (Genjidana)

Casting

Nakamura Kankur˘, Nakamura Shichinosuke, Nakamura Senjaku, Matsumoto K˘shir˘, Kataoka Ainosuke, Ichikawa Ennosuke, Band˘ Yajűr˘, Kataoka Kamez˘, Ichikawa Chűsha, Band˘ Minosuke, Nakamura Kotar˘, Nakamura Kazutar˘, Ichikawa En'ya, Nakamura Hashinosuke, Nakamura Utanosuke

Comments

Not the usual summer program at the Kabukiza, which used to be entitled Hachigatsu N˘ry˘ Kabuki (literally "the August cool-breeze Kabuki"). The first Kabuki performances at the Kabukiza since the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis.

Minamiza (Ky˘to)
Dates 1 ~ 26 August 2020 [CANCELLED]
Band˘ Tamasabur˘ Eiz˘ x Buy˘ Minamiza Tokubetsu K˘en
Band˘ Tamasabur˘ Image and Dance Special Performances at the Minamiza
Program A

K˘j˘

Ky˘ganoko Musume D˘j˘ji

Program B

K˘j˘

Sagi Musume

Y˘kihi

Casting

Living National Treasure Band˘ Tamasabur˘

Comments

A special Buy˘ program starring the amazing Living National Treasure onnagata Band˘ Tamasabur˘ in Ky˘to at the Minamiza. There is a mix of video projection (with video sequences coming from the high-quality Shinema Kabuki, "Cinema Kabuki") and real dancing on stage. Program A is staged from the 1st to the 13th of August. Program B is staged from the 15th to the 26th of August.

National Theatre (T˘ky˘)
Dates 22 ~ 23 August 2020
Ne no Kai
Program

Gekizaru

Shakky˘

Shinpan Utazaimon (Nozaki-mura)

Comments

22nd edition of the summer program of the association Ne no Kai (the Sound Association). The first two items in this program are only music performances. The last one, "Nozaki-mura", is performed by young supporting actors.

Dates 15 ~ 19 August 2020
Chigyokai/Kabukikai
Program

Shuzenji Monogatari

Chatsubo

Keisei Hangonk˘ (Domo Mata)

Comments

26th edition of the common program for 2 associations, the Chigyokai (the Young Fishes Association) and the Kabukikai (the Kabuki Association), which stars stars' disciples in the leading roles of all the items in the program.

Kintetsu Art Kan (ďsaka)
Dates 20 ~ 23 August 2020
Sora no Kai
Program

Ukiyo Banashi Hitoyo no Adauchi

Casting

Kataoka Matsujűr˘, Kataoka Senjir˘, Kataoka Senju

Comments

The 6th gala of the Sora no Kai, in ďsaka at the Kintetsu Art Kan, which stars mostly disciples of the Matsushimaya guild. Sora no Kai literally means "Sky Association". These performances are entitled Abeno Kabuki (Abeno is the name of a famous district in ďsaka).

National Bunraku Theatre (ďsaka)
Dates 7 ~ 8 August 2020 [CANCELLED]
Kamigata Kabukikai
Program

Koi Bikyaku Yamato ďrai

  • Fűin Giri
  • Ninokuchi-mura
  • Tsuri Onna

    Comments

    30th edition of the Kamigata Kabukikai (the Kamigata Kabuki Association), a summer program in ďsaka which stars Kamigata Kabuki stars' disciples in the leading roles.

     
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