FEBRUARY 2005

2 shows in T˘ky˘ (Kabukiza), 1 in Fukuoka (Hakataza) and 1 tour (Kabuki Forum Tour)!

Kabukiza (T˘ky˘)
Dates 1 ~ 25 February 2005 (Nigatsu ďkabuki)
MatinÚe

Banch˘ Sarayashiki

Yoshitsune Koshigoej˘ (Goto Sanba)

Sumidagawa

Kagura Uta Kumoi no Kyokumari (Dontsuku)

Evening

Jiisan Baasan

Shinpan Utazaimon (Nozaki-mura)

Ninin Wankyű

Casting

Nakamura Kichiemon, Kataoka Nizaemon, Nakamura Ganjir˘, Onoe Kikugor˘, Nakamura Tokiz˘, Band˘ Mitsugor˘, Nakamura Shikan, Nakamura Tomijűr˘, Nakamura Jakuemon, Nakamura Baigyoku, Nakamura Kaishun, Nakamura Kanjaku, Nakamura Senjaku, Kataoka Gat˘, Ichikawa Danz˘, Sawamura Tanosuke, Kataoka Takatar˘, Onoe Kikunosuke, Ichikawa Sadanji, Nakamura Shinjir˘, Onoe Sh˘roku, Band˘ Yajűr˘, Band˘ Shűch˘, Nakamura T˘z˘, Kawarasaki Gonjűr˘, Band˘ Minosuke

Comments

If you plan to go only for a single drama (4th floor of the Kabukiza), our personal recommendation would be the comical "Goto Sanba" (with Nakamura Kichiemon in the role of the drunk Gotobŕ), the tragic dance-drama "Sumidagawa" (with Nakamura Ganjir˘ in the role of Hanjo-no-Mae) or the beautiful dance "Ninin Wankyű" (with Kataoka Nizaemon and his son Kataoka Takatar˘ in the roles of Wankyű and his lover Matsuyama). If you prefer Shinkabuki, "Banch˘ Sarayashiki" or "Jiisan Baasan" are also very good plays. It is worthy to note that the dance "Dontsuku" is staged to commemorate the 6th anniversary (7th memorial service) of the passing away of Band˘ Mitsugor˘ IX.

Hakataza (Fukuoka)
Dates 1 ~ 25 February 2005 (Nigatsu Hanagata Kabuki)
Program

Sangoku Ichiya Monogatari

Casting

Kataoka Ainosuke, Ichikawa Kamejir˘, Ichikawa Somegor˘

Comments

This rare drama was revived in September 2002 in ďsaka at the Sh˘chikuza by the same 3 actors.

Koshibai Forum Tour
Dates 5 ~ 26 February 2005 (Kabuki Forum)
Program

Keisei Awa no Naruto

B˘ Shibari

Casting

Nakamura Ky˘tae, Sawamura Kuniya, Nakamura Umeyuki, Ichikawa Sajir˘

Comments

17th edition of an original program dedicated to the rediscovery of the spirit of small Kabuki theaters with stars' disciples in the main roles. Here is the schedule:

Theater Dates
City Youth Cultural Center (Nagoya) 5 February
National Bunraku Theatre (ďsaka) 6 February
Shunjűza (Ky˘to) 7 February
Nihonbashi K˘kaid˘ (T˘ky˘) 8 ~ 10 February
Edo T˘ky˘ Museum (T˘ky˘) 22 ~ 26 February
 
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