JULY 2004

3 shows in T˘ky˘ (Kabukiza, National Theatre), 2 in ďsaka (Sh˘chikuza) and 2 tours (eastern provinces, central provinces)!

Kabukiza (T˘ky˘)
Dates 4 ~ 28 July 2004 (Ichikawa Ennosuke Shichigatsu ďkabuki)
MatinÚe

Shuzenji Monogatari

Sakura Hime Azuma Bunsh˘
(Prologue, Act I, Act II)

Sanja Matsuri

Evening

Sakura Hime Azuma Bunsh˘
(Act III, Act IV, Epilogue)

Yoshitsune Senbon Zakura
(Kawatsura H˘gen Yakata)

Casting

Band˘ Tamasabur˘, Ichikawa Ukon, Ichikawa Danjir˘, Ichikawa Emiya, Ichikawa Monnosuke, Ichikawa Emisabur˘, Nakamura Karoku, Ichikawa Kamejir˘, Ichikawa Shun'en, Ichikawa En'ya, Ichikawa Juen

Comments

34th edition of Ichikawa Ennosuke's summer program at the Kabukiza ... without Ichikawa Ennosuke (on sick leave). 2 of his most talented disciples perform big roles: Ichikawa Danjir˘ plays the role of the priest Seigen in the drama "Sakura Hime Azuma Bunsh˘" (in duo with Band˘ Tamasabur˘ in the role of Princess Sakura) and Ichikawa Ukon plays the roles of Sat˘ Tadanobu and the fox Genkur˘ in the drama "Shi-no-Kiri" (including a chűnori).

Sh˘chikuza (ďsaka)
Dates 2 ~ 26 July 2004 (Shichigatsu ďkabuki)
MatinÚe

Hagoromo

Heike Nyogo no Shima (Shunkan)

K˘j˘

Yowa Nasake Ukina no Yokogushi (Kirare Yosa)

  • Misome
  • Genjidana
  • Evening

    Ii Tair˘

    Kanjinch˘

    Benten Musume Meo no Shiranami

    Casting

    Ichikawa Ebiz˘, Ichikawa Danjűr˘, Onoe Kikugor˘, Kataoka Nizaemon, Nakamura Ganjir˘, Nakamura Jakuemon, Nakamura Tokiz˘, Kataoka Gat˘, Kataoka Hidetar˘, Onoe Kikunosuke, Ichikawa Danshir˘, Kawarazaki Gonjűr˘, Kataoka Ichiz˘

    Comments

    Ichikawa Ebiz˘ celebrates his shűmei in ďsaka by playing the roles of Yosabur˘ and the warrior monk Benkei in the drama "Yowa Nasake Ukina no Yokogushi" and the dance "Kanjinch˘".

    National Theatre (T˘ky˘)
    Dates 3 ~ 24 July 2004 (Shichigatsu Kabuki Kansh˘ Ky˘shitsu)
    Program

    Keisei Hangonk˘ (Domo Mata)

    Casting

    Kataoka Takatar˘, Kataoka Ainosuke

    Comments

    Educational program at the National Theatre called Kabuki Kansh˘ Ky˘shitu ("Kabuki Appreciation Class"). This is a very interesting formula for the beginners because there is lively presentation of Kabuki (or some aspects of the art like music, stage tricks or fighting scenes) on stage, followed by the Chikamatsu Monzaemon's "Domo Mata".

    Kabuki Tour in the Central Provinces
    Dates 30 June ~ 31 July 2004
    Program

    Yoshitsune Senbon Zakura
    (Kawatsura H˘gen Yakata)

    K˘j˘

    Migawari Zazen

    Casting

    Onoe Sh˘roku, Nakamura Tomijűr˘, Band˘ Hikosabur˘, Nakamura Shinjir˘, Ichikawa Kamejir˘, Band˘ Kamesabur˘, Band˘ Kametoshi

    Comments

    Onoe Sh˘roku celebrates his shűmei in the Central provinces, playing the roles of Sat˘ Tadanobu and the fox Genkur˘ in the drama "Shi-no-Kiri".

    Kabuki Tour in the Eastern Provinces
    Dates 30 June ~ 31 July 2004
    Program

    Futatsu Ch˘ch˘ Kuruwa Nikki (Hikimado)

    K˘j˘

    Ochiudo

    Casting

    Nakamura Kaishun, Nakamura Kichiemon, Nakamura Shibajaku, Nakamura Baigyoku, Nakamura T˘z˘, Nakamura Kash˘, Nakamura Tamatar˘

    Comments

    Nakamura Kaishun celebrates his shűmei in the Eastern provinces, playing the role of Okaru in the michiyuki "Ochiudo".

     
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