|KATAOKA KAMEZď IV|
Real name: Kataoka Jir˘
Line number: YODAIME (IV)
Birthday: 15 September 1961
Grandfather: Kataoka Ichiz˘ IV
Father: Kataoka Ichiz˘ V
Brother: Kataoka Ichiz˘ VI
30 June 1991: his father Kataoka Ichiz˘ V dies.
July 2004: Fifth edition of the Heisei Nakamuraza, staged abroad for the first time; Nakamura Kankur˘ and his troupe, which includes Nakamura Hashinosuke, Nakamura Senjaku, Band˘ Yajűr˘, Kamez˘ and Nakamura Shichinosuke, perform in Boston (8~10 July, Cutler Majestic Theatre), New York City (17~25 July, Lincoln Center) and Washington DC (28 July, Warner Theater). In Boston and Washington, the troupe presents the dances "B˘ Shibari" and "Renjishi". In New York, an Edo 545-seat traditional theater is built within the Lincoln Center and the troupe presents the great Kamigata drama "Natsu Matsuri Naniwa Kagami" [more details].
July 2007: second Heisei Nakamuraza tour in the USA, in New York (Lincoln Center, 16~22 July) and Washington (Warner Theatre, 26 July); Kamez˘ plays in New York the role of Sh˘hachi in "Sumidagawa Gonichi no Omokage". He also plays in Washington the role of Hitachib˘ Kaison in "Kanjinch˘" [more details].
January 2008: revival at the National Theatre of Sakurada Jisuke I's kaomise drama "Komachi-Mura Shibai no Sh˘gatsu"; Kamez˘ plays the roles of Koretaka Shinn˘ and the landlord Tarobei [more details].
May~June 2008: first Heisei Nakamuraza tour in Europe, in Berlin at the The House of World Cultures (Germany) from the 14th to the 21st of May 2008 and in Sibiu (Rumania) from the 29th of May to the 1st of June 2008 for the International Theatre Festival; Kamez˘ plays the role of ďshima Sagaemon in the drama "Natsu Matsuri Naniwa Kagami" [casting].
The mon of Kataoka Kamez˘ IV
The Kataoka Kamez˘ line of actors
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