|NAKAMURA KANKURď VI|
Real name: Namino Masayuki
Line number: NIDAIME (II)
Birthday: 31 October 1981
Great-great-great-grandfather: Ichimura Takenoj˘ V
Father: Nakamura Kanzabur˘ XVIII
Brother: Nakamura Shichinosuke II
January 1987: he receives the name of Nakamura Kantar˘ II at the Kabukiza, playing the role of the eldest Momotar˘ in the drama "Kadonde Futari Momotar˘" ("The two Momotar˘" - his youngest brother Nakamura Shichinosuke II plays the role of the youngest Momotar˘).
April 2000: Kantar˘ plays for the first time the main role of the lion spirit dance " Shunky˘ Kagami Jishi", which is performed at the Kabukiza in a special show commemorating the 12th anniversary (13th memorial service) of the death of his grandfather Nakamura Kanzabur˘ XVII.
1 January 2001: Kantar˘, his father and his brother perform in the dance "Renjishi" at the break of New Year in Naruto, east of T˘ky˘, on a temporary stage built on the shore of the Kujukuri Beach.
March 2001: Kantar˘ plays for the first time the role of Konami in the 8th act of the classic "Kanadehon Chűshingura", which is performed at the Kabukiza. His stage partner in the role of Konami's mother Tonase is the great star Band˘ Tamasabur˘.
July 2007: second Heisei Nakamuraza tour in the USA, in New York (Lincoln Center, 16~22 July) and Washington (Warner Theatre, 26 July); Kantar˘ plays in New York the roles of the Lion cub and Y˘suke in "Renjishi" and "Sumidagawa Gonichi no Omokage". He also plays in Washington the roles of Kataoka Hachir˘ and Tar˘kaja in "Kanjinch˘" and "Migawari Zazen" [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; Kantar˘ plays the role of Tokubŕ's wife Otatsu in the drama "Natsu Matsuri Naniwa Kagami" [casting].
February 2010: revival at the Kabukiza of the Nagauta-based dance "Tsume˘", which is staged to commemorate the 22nd anniversary (23rd memorial service) of late Nakamura Kanzabur˘ XVII; Kantar˘ plays the role of the fox [casting].
February 2012: Nakamura Kantar˘ II takes the name of Nakamura Kankur˘ VI at the Shinbashi Embuj˘, playing the roles of the priest Chichű (in reality the spirit of the ground spider), Matsue and Yayoi (in reality the spirit of the Lion) in "Tsuchi Gumo", "K˘chiyama" and "Kagami Jishi" [more details].
March 2012: Nakamura Kankur˘ VI celebrates his shűmei in T˘kyo at the Heisei Nakamuraza (the family theater!); Kankur˘ plays the roles of Lord ďkura and Goroz˘ in "Ichij˘ ďkura Monogatari" and "Gosho no Goroz˘" [more details].
September 2012: Nakamura Kankur˘ VI celebrates his shűmei in ďsaka at the Sh˘chikuza, playing the roles of Ofuku, Bamba no Chűtar˘, a friendly stage attendant and six roles in "Dango Uri", "Mabuta no Haha", "Onna Shibaraku" and "Amagoi Gitsune" [more details].
October 2012: Nakamura Kankur˘ VI celebrates his shűmei in Nagoya at the Misonoza, playing the roles of Fukuoka Mitsugi and Tadanobu in "Ise Ondo Koi no Netaba" and "Yoshitsune Sembon Zakura" [more details].
December 2012: Nakamura Kankur˘ VI celebrates his shűmei in Ky˘to at the Minamiza, playing the roles of Soga Gor˘ Tokimune and Shizuka/Tomomori in the dramas "Soga no Taimen" and "Funa Benkei" [more details].
July 2014: third Heisei Nakamuraza performances in New York City, from the 7th to the 12th of July at the Rose Theater (in the Lincoln Center); the troupe is led by Kankur˘ who plays 3 roles in the summer kaidanmono "Kaidan Chibusa no Enoki" [more details].
October 2014: the October Grand Kabuki at the Kabukiza commemorates the 26th anniversary (27th memorial service) and the 2nd anniversary (3rd memorial service) of late Nakamura Kanzabur˘ XVII and late Nakamura Kanzabur˘ XVIII [more details].
The career of this young actor, which fits in with the continuity of a great line of actors, looks very promising.
Official website: http://www.mypixel.co.jp/kabuki/nakamura/kantaro.html
The mon of Nakamura Kankur˘ VI (the ginkgo tree)
The Nakamura Kantar˘ line of actors
The Nakamura Kankur˘ line of actors
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