JUNE 2003

4 shows in T˘ky˘ (Kabukiza, National Theatre, Theatre Cocoon), 1 in Nagoya (Chűnichi Theatre), 2 in Fukuoka (Hakataza), 1 in ďsaka (Sh˘chikuza) and 1 tour (Kansai)!

  • Band˘ Tamasabur˘, Nakamura Jakuemon, Kataoka Nizaemon and Matsumoto K˘shir˘ perform at the Kabukiza!
  • Nakamura Tokiz˘ and Nakamura Baigyoku performs at the National Theatre!
  • Ichikawa Danjűr˘, Onoe Kikugor˘, Nakamura Kichiemon, Nakamura Tomijűr˘ and Onoe Sh˘roku performs at the Hakataza!
  • Ichikawa Ennosuke and his troupe perform at the Chűnichi Theatre!
  • Nakamura Kankur˘ and Nakamura Hashinosuke perform at the Theatre Cocoon!
  • Kabukiza (T˘ky˘)
    Dates 1 ~ 25 June 2003 (Rokugatsu ďkabuki)
    MatinÚe

    Ichi-no-Tani Futaba Gunki
    (Jinmon, Kumiuchi)

    B˘ Shibari

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

    Fuji Musume

    Evening

    Gozonji Suzu-ga-Mori

    Soga Moy˘ Tateshi no Goshozome

  • Hototogisu Goroshi
  • Gosho no Goroz˘
  • Casting

    Band˘ Tamasabur˘, Nakamura Jakuemon, Kataoka Nizaemon, Matsumoto K˘shir˘, Kataoka Hidetar˘, Sawamura Tanosuke, Ichikawa Sadanji, Ichikawa Danshir˘, Nakamura Shinjir˘, Kataoka Takatar˘, Ichikawa Somegor˘, Nakamura Kantar˘

    Comments

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    Shibuya Bunkamura Theatre Cocoon (T˘ky˘)
    Dates 2 ~ 26 June 2003
    Program

    Natsu Matsuri Naniwa Kagami

  • Otai Jaya
  • Sumiyoshi Torii Mae
  • Tsuribune Sabu Uchi
  • Nagamachi Ura
  • Tajima-ch˘/Yane Ue
  • Casting

    Nakamura Kankur˘, Nakamura Hashinosuke, Band˘ Yajűr˘, Nakamura Senjaku, Nakamura Shid˘, Nakamura Shichinosuke, Sasano Takashi

    Comments

    Fifth edition of the original Cocoon Kabuki performance, which recreates the atmosphere of the Edo koshibai and brings the actors closer to the audience. The play "Natsu Matsuri Naniwa Kagami" is a Kamigata classic, focusing on the adventures of 3 ďsaka otokodate, Danshichi Kurobŕ, Issun Tokubŕ and Tsuribune Sabu, whose roles are played by Nakamura Kankur˘, Nakamura Hashinosuke and Band˘ Yajűr˘.

    Hakataza (Fukuoka)
    Dates 1 ~ 25 June 2003 (Rokugatsu ďkabuki)
    MatinÚe

    Nans˘ Satomi Hakkenden

    Kanadehon Chűshingura
    (Gion Ichiriki Jaya)

    Momijigari

    Evening

    Saig˘ to Otama

    K˘j˘

    Tsuchi Gumo

    Rakuda

    Casting

    Onoe Sh˘roku, Ichikawa Danjűr˘, Onoe Kikugor˘, Nakamura Tomijűr˘, Nakamura Kichiemon, Nakamura Shibajaku, Onoe Kikunosuke, Ichikawa Danz˘, Band˘ Hikosabur˘, Onoe Matsusuke, Band˘ Shűch˘, Nakamura Kash˘, Kataoka Roen, Ichikawa Unosuke, Ichimura Kakitsu, Ichimura Manjir˘, Kataoka Kamez˘, Nakamura Kichinoj˘, Band˘ Kamesabur˘, Band˘ Kametoshi, Onoe Matsuya

    Comments

    Onoe Sh˘roku celebrates his shűmei at the Hakataza, playing the roles of Teraoka Heiemon and the spirit of the spider in the dramas "Kanadehon Chűshingura" and "Tsuchi Gumo".

    Chűnichi Theatre (Nagoya)
    Dates 5 ~ 25 June 2003
    Program

    Nans˘ Satomi Hakkenden

    Casting

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

    Comments

    This play, which is a great classic of the Omodakaya guild, is performed in its full length and is "an exciting drama staged in a fashion similar to popular jidaimono (historical Kabuki plays), but unfolding at a fast pace with plenty of eye-catching keren (theatrical tricks)" (From Sasaguchi Rei, in an article written for the Japan Times in July 2002).

    National Theatre (T˘ky˘)
    Dates 1 ~ 24 June 2003 (Rokugatsu Kabuki Kansh˘ Ky˘shitsu)
    Program

    Yowa Nasake Ukina no Yokogushi (Kirare Yosa)

  • Misome
  • Aibiki
  • Genjidana
  • Casting

    Nakamura Baigyoku, Nakamura Tokiz˘

    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 on stage of Kabuki or some aspects of the art like music, stage tricks or fighting scenes, followed by the play "Kirare Yosa", which stars Nakamura Tokiz˘ and Nakamura Baigyoku in the prestigious roles of Otomi and Yosabur˘.

    Educational Kabuki tour in Kansai
    Dates 3 ~ 21 June 2003
    Program

    Heike Nyogo no Shima (Shunkan)

    Keisei

    Casting

    Kataoka Gat˘, Kamimura Kichiya, Kataoka Shinnosuke

    Comments

    28th edition of a yearly educational Kabuki tour in the Kansai provinces. The first performance is staged within the famous castle of Okayama and is illuminated with torches (Okayamaj˘ Kagaribi Kabuki)

    Sh˘chikuza (ďsaka)
    Dates 26 January 2003 (Band˘ Takesabur˘ no Kai)
    Program

    Round-table talk

    Hitotsuya

    Maisenka Esugata

    Casting

    Band˘ Takesabur˘, Band˘ Kichiya

    Comments

    First edition of the special program Band˘ Takesabur˘ no Kai, which celebrates the 22nd anniversary (23rd memorial service) of the passing away of Onoe Kikujir˘ IV (the adoptive father of Band˘ Takesabur˘). The actors Kataoka Nizaemon, Kataoka Gat˘ and Kataoka Hidetar˘ will take part in the round-table talk.

     
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