JUNE 1999

4 shows in T˘ky˘ (Kabukiza, National Theatre, Mitsukoshi Gekij˘), 2 in Fukuoka (Hakataza) 1 in Nagoya (Chűnichi Theatre) and 1 tour (Kansai)!

  • Band˘ Tamasabur˘, Kataoka Nizaemon, Nakamura Tomijűr˘, Nakamura Jakuemon, Matsumoto K˘shir˘ and Sawamura S˘jűr˘ perform at the Kabukiza!
  • Ichikawa Danjűr˘, Nakamura Ganjir˘, Onoe Kikugor˘ and Ichikawa Sadanji perform at the Hakataza!
  • Ichikawa Ennosuke and his troupe perform at the Chűnichi Theatre!
  • Nakamura Shibajaku performs at the National Theatre!
  • Kabukiza (T˘ky˘)
    Dates 2 ~ 26 June 1999 (Rokugatsu ďkabuki)
    MatinÚe

    Karukaya D˘shin Tsukushi no Iezuto (Imorizake)

    Natsu Matsuri Naniwa Kagami

  • Sumiyoshi Torii Mae
  • Tsuribune Sabu Uchi
  • Nagamachi Ura
  • Ninin Wankyű

    Evening

    Kamakura Sandaiki
    (Kinugawa-mura Kankyo)

    Kane no Misaki

    Ukare B˘zu

    Ise Ondo Koi no Netaba

    Casting

    Band˘ Tamasabur˘, Kataoka Nizaemon, Nakamura Tomijűr˘, Nakamura Jakuemon, Matsumoto K˘shir˘, Sawamura S˘jűr˘, Ichimura Uzaemon, Nakamura Baigyoku, Sawamura Tanosuke Kataoka Hidetar˘, Band˘ Hikosabur˘, Kataoka Roen, Nakamura Matagor˘, Ichikawa Shinnosuke, Nakamura Fukusuke, Nakamura Matsue, Ichimura Manjir˘

    Comments

    Amazing program with several highlights:

  • The Living National Treasure Nakamura Jakuemon (soon 79 years old) plays the difficult role of Princesse Toki (sanhime)!
  • Sawamura S˘jűr˘ in the leading role of a play which belongs to his acting line!
  • The great duo Band˘ Tamasabur˘-Kataoka Nizaemon performs in the beautiful dance "Ninin Wankyű"  and the great enkirimono "Ise Ondo Koi no Netaba"!
  • Matsumoto K˘shir˘ plays the role of Danshichi Kurobŕ in the play "Natsu Matsuri Naniwa Kagami", featuring the most famous koroshiba of the Kabuki repertoire (punctuated with 17 mie)!
  • Hakataza (Fukuoka)
    Dates 3 ~ 27 June 1999 (Kokerabuki Otoshi Kabuki)
    MatinÚe

    Ashiya D˘man ďuchi Kagami (Kuzu-no-Ha)

    Kanjinch˘

    Yowa Nasake Ukina no Yokogushi (Kirare Yosa)

  • Misome
  • Genjidana
  • Evening

    Koi Minato Hakata no Hitofushi (Kezori)

    Ky˘ganoko Musume D˘j˘ji

    Benten Musume Meo no Shiranami

  • Hamamatsuya
  • Inasegawa Seizoroi
  • Casting

    Ichikawa Danjűr˘, Nakamura Ganjir˘, Onoe Kikugor˘, Ichikawa Sadanji, Nakamura Senjaku, Nakamura Kanjaku, Nakamura Tokiz˘, Band˘ Kichiya, Ichimura Kakitsu, Kataoka Jűz˘

    Comments

    Opening ceremony of the Hakataza.

    Chűnichi Theatre (Nagoya)
    Dates 5 ~ 27 June 1999
    Program Shin Sangokushi
    Casting

    Ichikawa Ennosuke, Ichikawa Emiya, Ichikawa Danshir˘, Ichikawa Monnosuke, Ichikawa Emisabur˘, Nakamura Karoku, Ichikawa Danjir˘, Ichikawa Kamejir˘, Ichikawa Ukon

    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!

    National Theatre (T˘ky˘)
    Dates 1 ~23 June 1999 (Rokugatsu Kabuki Kansh˘ Ky˘shitsu)
    Program Banch˘ Sarayashiki
    Casting

    Nakamura Shibajaku, Nakamura Shinjir˘, Nakamura T˘z˘

    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 an excellent modern play.

    Mitsukoshi Gekij˘ (T˘ky˘)
    Dates ??? ~ ??? June 1999
    Program

    Genpei Nunobiki no Taki
    (Sanemori Monogatari)

    Fuji Musume

    Takatsuki

    Casting

    Ichikawa Somegor˘, Nakamura Fukusuke, Kataoka Takatar˘, Nakamura Kantar˘, Kataoka Kamez˘

    Comments

    Yearly Kabuki show at the Mitsukoshi Gekij˘ for young talented actors.

    Educational Kabuki tour in Kansai
    Dates 1 ~ 25 June 1999
    Program

    Yoshitsune Senbon Zakura (Sushiya)

    Casting

    Kataoka Gat˘, Kamimura Kichiya, Kataoka Shinnosuke, Ichimura Kakitsu

    Comments

    24th edition of a yearly educational Kabuki tour in the Kansai provinces. This is a very interesting formula for the beginners because there is lively presentation of Kabuki followed by the "Sushiya" act of the classic "Yoshitsune Senbon Zakura". The role of Igami no Gonta is played by the extremely talented actor Kataoka Gat˘.

     
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