APRIL 2001

3 shows in T˘ky˘ (Kabukiza, Shinbashi Enbuj˘), 3 in ďsaka (Sh˘chikuza, Dawn Center), 2 in Nagoya (Misonoza), 1 in Ky˘to (Minamiza) and 2 on Shikoku island (Kanamaruza)!

  • Nakamura Kichiemon, Nakamura Tomijűr˘, Nakamura Shikan and Nakamura Fukusuke perform at the Kabukiza!
  • Band˘ Mitsugor˘, Kataoka Nizaemon, Onoe Kikugor˘ and Nakamura Ganjir˘ perform at the Sh˘chikuza!
  • Nakamura Senjaku, Nakamura Kanjaku, Nakamura Hashinosuke and Ichikawa Somegor˘ perform at the Misonoza!
  • Nakamura Jakuemon and his son Shibajaku perform at the Kanamaruza!
  • Ichikawa Ennosuke and his troupe perform at the Shinbashi Enbuj˘!
  • Kabukiza (T˘ky˘)
    Dates 2 ~ 26 April 2001 (Shigatsu ďkabuki)
    MatinÚe

    Yoritomo no Shi

    Shakky˘

    Kiwametsuki Banzui Ch˘bŕ

    Evening

    Yoshitsune Senbon Zakura

  • Tokaiya
  • Funayagura
  • Daimotsu no Ura
  • Oedo Miyage

    Sagi Musume

    Casting

    Nakamura Kichiemon, Nakamura Tomijűr˘, Nakamura Baigyoku, Nakamura Shikan, Nakamura Fukusuke, Nakamura Matsue, Nakamura Kash˘, Ichikawa Danz˘, Nakamura Shinjir˘, Nakamura T˘z˘

    Comments

    The great actor Nakamura Kichiemon plays for the first time the prestigious role of Taira no Tomomori in the classic "Yoshitsune Senbon Zakura".

    The onnagata actor Nakamura Fukusuke plays for the first time the role of the spirit of the Heron in the beautiful dance "Sagi musume".

    The son of Nakamura Tomijűr˘ makes his first appearance on stage.

    Misonoza (Nagoya)
    Dates 1 ~ 25 April 2001 (Y˘shun ďkabuki)
    Program

    Ogasawara S˘d˘

    Casting

    Nakamura Senjaku, Nakamura Kanjaku, Nakamura Hashinosuke, Ichikawa Somegor˘

    Comments

    "Ogasawara S˘d˘" is a spectacular but hardly performed Kamigata play full of stage tricks (keren). This play was revived in September 1999 at the Minamiza.

    Sh˘chikuza (ďsaka)
    Dates 1 ~ 25 April 2001 (Shigatsu ďkabuki)
    MatinÚe

    Kajiwara Heiz˘ Tameshi no Wagimono
    (Seig˘ji no Ba)

    Ninin D˘j˘ji

    Sugawara Denju Tenarai Kagami (Terakoya)

    Evening

    Meiboku Sendai Hagi

  • Goten
  • Yukashita
  • K˘j˘

    Rokkasen Sugata no Irodori

  • Henj˘
  • Bun'ya
  • Narihira
  • Kisen
  • Kuronushi
  • Casting

    Band˘ Mitsugor˘, Kataoka Nizaemon, Onoe Kikugor˘, Nakamura Ganjir˘, Kataoka Hidetar˘, Band˘ Kichiya

    Comments

    Mitsugor˘ celebrates his shűmei at the Sh˘chikuza by playing the role of Matsu˘maru in the "Terakoya" scene of the classic "Sugawara Denju Tenarai Kagami" and all the main roles of the series of dances gathered under the title "Rokkasen Sugata no Irodori" (S˘j˘ Henj˘, Ariwara no Narihira, Bun'ya no Yasuhide, Kisen and ďtomo no Kuronushi).

    Kanamaruza (Konpira)
    Dates 7 ~ 22 April 2001 (Shikoku Konpira Kabuki ďshibai)
    MatinÚe

    Shinpan Utazaimon (Nozaki-mura)

    Fuji Musume

    Oshi no Fusuma Koi no Mutsugoto (Oshidori)

    Evening

    Shinrei Yaguchi no Watashi

    Ninin D˘j˘ji

    Casting

    Nakamura Jakuemon, Nakamura Shibajaku, Ichikawa Sadanji, Nakamura Tokiz˘, ďtani Tomoemon, Sawamura Tetsunosuke, Ichikawa Otora, Sawamura S˘nosuke

    Comments

    17th edition of the Spring Kabuki performance Konpira Kabuki ďshibai at the Kanamaruza. The highlight of the program is the dance "Ninin D˘j˘ji", performed by Nakamura Jakuemon and his son Shibajaku.

    Shinbashi Enbuj˘ (T˘ky˘)
    Dates 6 ~ 30 April 2001
    Program

    Shin Sangokushi II

    Casting

    Ichikawa Ennosuke, Ichikawa Emiya, Ichikawa Danshir˘, Ichikawa Monnosuke, Ichikawa Emisabur˘, Nakamura Karoku, Ichikawa Danjir˘, Ichikawa Kamejir˘, Ichikawa Ukon, Ichikawa Shun'en, Ichikawa En'ya

    Comments

    Ichikawa Ennosuke and his troupe of young and talented actors perform a modern style of theater, which they created a few years ago and called "Super Kabuki" (SűpÔ Kabuki in Chikamatsu Monzaemon's lingo): it's spectacular (lots of chűnori), the costums are gorgeous and ultra-sophisticated, the music is modern, the texts are easy to understand and the plots are as twisted as a good Kabuki classic. Usually a big commercial success!

    Minamiza (Ky˘to)
    Dates 19 ~ 25 April 2001 (Kabuki Kansh˘ Ky˘shitsu)
    Program

    Modoribashi

    Casting

    Kataoka Ainosuke, Kamimura Kichiya

    Comments

    9th edition of a pedagogical show in Ky˘to combining explanation for beginners and a dance.

    Dawn Center (ďsaka)
    Dates 14 April 2001
    Show

    Gin no Kanzashi

    Ohanashi

    Fumi Uri

    Casting

    Kamimura Kichiya

    Comments

    First program of the Miyoshi no Kai starring the talented actor Kamimura Kichiya.

     
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