MAY 2002

4 shows in T˘ky˘ (Kabukiza, Shinbashi Enbuj˘, NHK Hall) and 2 in Ky˘to (Minamiza)!

  • The Naritaya and Otowaya guilds celebrate at the Kabukiza Onoe Sh˘roku IV's great shűmei!
  • Nakamura Kaishun, Band˘ Tamasabur˘, Nakamura Kichiemon, Nakamura Ganjir˘ and Nakamura Shikan perform at the Minamiza!
  • Ichikawa Ennosuke and his troupe perform at the Shinbashi Enbuj˘!
  • Kabukiza (T˘ky˘)
    Dates 3 ~ 27 May 2002 (Dankikusai Gogatsu ďkabuki)
    MatinÚe

    Kotobuki Soga no Taimen

    Su˘ Otoshi

    Yoshitsune Senbon Zakura
    (Kawatsura H˘gen Yakata)

    Meisaku Hidari Kogatana (Ky˘ Ningy˘)

    Evening

    Shitadashi Sanbas˘

    K˘j˘

    Kanjinch˘

    Hanshichi Torimonoch˘

    Casting

    Ichikawa Danjűr˘, Onoe Kikugor˘, Onoe Sh˘roku, Ichikawa Shinnosuke, Onoe Kikunosuke Nakamura Jakuemon, Nakamura Tomijűr˘, Nakamura Shibajaku, Nakamura Tokiz˘, Band˘ Mitsugor˘, Band˘ Hikosabur˘, Onoe Matsusuke, Ichikawa Danz˘, Sawamura Tanosuke, Kataoka Gat˘, Ichikawa Sadanji

    Comments

    First month of a big name-taking ceremony at the Kabukiza. Onoe Tatsunosuke II becomes Onoe Sh˘ruku IV by playing the roles of Tadanobu and Benkei in the plays "Shi-no-Kiri" and "Kanjinch˘".

    Minamiza (Ky˘to)
    Dates 2 ~ 26 May 2002 (Gogatsu ďkabuki)
    MatinÚe

    Genroku Chűshingura

    Kane no Misaki

    Fuji Musume

    K˘j˘

    Honch˘ Nijűshik˘ (Jusshuk˘)

    Evening

    Kitsune to Fuefuki

    Toshima

    Gion Sairei Shink˘ki (Kinkakuji)

    Sagi Musume

    Casting

    Nakamura Kaishun, Band˘ Tamasabur˘, Nakamura Ganjir˘, Nakamura Kichiemon, Nakamura Shikan, Kataoka Hidetar˘, Nakamura Baigyoku, Nakamura Hashinosuke, Nakamura Fukusuke, Kataoka Ainosuke, Nakamura T˘z˘, Band˘ Yajűr˘, Nakamura Kash˘, Nakamura Utae, Nakamura Matagor˘, Nakamura Tamatar˘, Nakamura Kichinoj˘

    Comments

    Kaishun celebrates his shűmei at the Minamiza by playing the roles of princesses Yaegaki and Yuki in the plays "Honch˘ Nijűshik˘" and "Kinkakuji".

    Shinbashi Enbuj˘ (T˘ky˘)
    Dates 1 ~ 24 May 2002
    Program

    Shin Sangokushi II

    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!

    NHK Hall (T˘ky˘)
    Dates 29 May 2002 (Koten Gein˘ Kansh˘ Kai)
    Program

    Heike Nyogo no Shima (Shunkan)

    Casting

    Nakamura Kichiemon, Nakamura Shibajaku, Nakamura Kash˘, Band˘ Yajűr˘, Ichikawa Somegor˘, Nakamura Kichinosuke

    Comments

    29th edition of a yearly performance produced by the National TV network NHK. The program includes one ky˘gen, one Kabuki play, one traditional dance and traditional music.

     
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