JANUARY 2001

5 shows in T˘ky˘ (Kabukiza, National Theatre, Asakusa K˘kaid˘), 2 in ďsaka (Sh˘chikuza) and 1 in Ky˘to (Minamiza)!

  • Band˘ Mitsugor˘, entourÚ des stars Ichikawa Danjűr˘, Band˘ Tamasabur˘, Onoe Kikugor˘, Matsumoto K˘shir˘ and Nakamura Kankur˘ perform at the Kabukiza, celebrating the shűmei of Band˘ Mitsugor˘!
  • Nakamura Kichiemon, Nakamura Baigyoku, Nakamura Tokiz˘ and Nakamura Matsue perform at the National Theatre!
  • Kataoka Nizaemon, Nakamura Ganjir˘ and Nakamura Tomijűr˘ perform at the Sh˘chikuza!
  • Lots of young talented actors at the Asakusa K˘kaid˘!
  • Kabukiza (T˘ky˘)
    Dates 1 ~ 25 January 2001 (Kotobuki Hatsuharu ďkabuki)
    MatinÚe

    Kotobuki Shiki Sanbas˘

    Ichi-no-Tani Futaba Gunki (Kumagai Jin'ya)

    Rokkasen Sugata no Irodori (Kisen)

    Soga Moy˘ Tateshi no Goshozome (Gosho no Goroz˘)

    Evening

    Genpei Nunobiki no Taki (Sanemori Monogatari)

    K˘j˘

    Kotobuki Soga no Taimen

    Dango Uri

    Casting

    Band˘ Mitsugor˘, Ichikawa Danjűr˘, Onoe Kikugor˘, Nakamura Jakuemon, Matsumoto K˘shir˘, Nakamura Shikan, Ichimura Uzaemon, Nakamura Kankur˘, Nakamura Fukusuke

    Comments

    First month of a great name-taking ceremony at the Kabukiza: Band˘ Yasosuke V takes the prestigious name of Band˘ Mitsugor˘ X by playing the roles of Kisen ("Rokkasen"), the dumpling-maker ("Dango Uri"), Soga Gor˘ ("Kotobuki Soga no Taimen") and Yogor˘ ("Gosho no Goroz˘").

    Sh˘chikuza (ďsaka)
    Dates 2 ~ 26 January 2001 (Kotobuki Hatsuharu ďkabuki)
    MatinÚe

    Go Taiheiki Shiraishi Banashi (Ageya)

    Hane no Kamuro

    Ukare B˘zu

    Gion Sairei Shink˘ki (Kinkakuji)

    Evening

    Tsuchiya Chikara

    Kanjinch˘

    Shinpan Ukina no Yomiuri (Choi no Se)

    Casting

    Kataoka Nizaemon, Nakamura Ganjir˘, Nakamura Tomijűr˘, Kataoka Hidetar˘, Nakamura Senjaku, Nakamura Kanjaku, Kataoka Gat˘, Band˘ Kichiya, Band˘ Takesabur˘, Kamimura Kichiya, Band˘ Yajűr˘, Kataoka Takatar˘, Kataoka Ainosuke, Kataoka Shinnosuke, Nakamura Shinjir˘

    Comments

    The castings of the 2 great plays "Kinkakuji" and "Kanjinch˘" are as follows:

    Play Role Actor
    Kanjinch˘ Benkei Kataoka Nizaemon
      Togashi Nakamura Tomijűr˘
      Yoshitsune Nakamura Ganjir˘
    Kinkakuji Princesse Yuki Nakamura Ganjir˘
      Matsunaga Daizen Nakamura Tomijűr˘
      T˘kichi (Mashiba Hisayoshi) Kataoka Nizaemon
    National Theatre (T˘ky˘)
    Dates 3 ~ 27 January 2001 (Hatsuharu ďkabuki)
    Program

    Shiraby˘shi no Hana no En

    ďshű Adachi-ga-Hara

  • Bunji Sumika
  • Sodehagi Saimon
  • Casting

    Nakamura Kichiemon, Nakamura Baigyoku, Nakamura Tokiz˘, Nakamura Matsue, Nakamura Kash˘, Kataoka Roen, Nakamura T˘z˘, Nakamura Kichinoj˘, Nakamura Utae, Nakamura Tamatar˘

    Comments

    Nakamura Kichiemon, one of the best Kabuki actors for male roles, plays one of the most difficult female roles of the Kabuki repertoire, Sodehagi in the play "ďshű Adachi-ga-Hara".

    Asakusa K˘kaid˘ (T˘ky˘)
    Dates 2 ~ 27 January 2001 (Hatsuharu Hanagata Kabuki)
    Program

    Sh˘fudatsuki Kongen Kusazuri

    Kiichi H˘gen Sanryaku no Maki
    (Ichij˘ ďkura Monogatari)

    Benten Musume Meo no Shiranami

  • Hamamatsuya
  • Inasegawa Seizoroi
  • Casting

    Ichikawa Danshir˘, Ichikawa Kamejir˘, Nakamura Shid˘, Ichikawa Otora, Nakamura Kantar˘, Nakamura Shichinosuke

    Comments

    The yearly show for young promising actors at the Asakusa K˘kaid˘ in the heart of Asakusa, a lively and colorful neighboorhood that keeps the scent of old Edo.

    Minamiza (Ky˘to)
    Dates 1 ~ 25 January 2001 (Zenshinza K˘en)
    Program

    Genroku Chűshingura
    (Ohama Goten Tsunatoyo-ky˘)

    Shin Sarayashiki Tsuki no Amagasa
    (Sakanaya S˘gor˘)

    Ippon Gatana Dohy˘ Iri

    Casting

    Nakamura Umenosuke, Arashi Keishi, Kawarazaki Kunitar˘, Nakamura Tsuruz˘, Ichikawa Sh˘nosuke, Nakamura Seinosuke, Nakamura Baijaku, Yamazaki Ryűnosuke, Fujikawa Yanosuke, Yamamura Kunijir˘

    Comments

    The Zenshinza troupe celebrates its 70th anniversary in Ky˘to!

     
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