FEBRUARY 2005

2 shows in T˘ky˘ (Kabukiza), 1 in Fukuoka (Hakataza) and 1 tour (Kabuki Forum Tour)!

  • Nakamura Kichiemon, Kataoka Nizaemon, Nakamura Ganjir˘, Onoe Kikugor˘, Nakamura Tokiz˘, Band˘ Mitsugor˘, Nakamura Shikan, Nakamura Tomijűr˘ and Nakamura Jakuemon perform at the Kabukiza!
  • Young actors perform at the Hakataza!
  • Kabukiza (T˘ky˘)
    Dates 1 ~ 25 February 2005 (Nigatsu ďkabuki)
    MatinÚe

    Banch˘ Sarayashiki

    Yoshitsune Koshigoej˘ (Goto Sanba)

    Sumidagawa

    Kagura Uta Kumoi no Kyokumari (Dontsuku)

    Evening

    Jiisan Baasan

    Shinpan Utazaimon (Nozaki-mura)

    Ninin Wankyű

    Casting

    Nakamura Kichiemon, Kataoka Nizaemon, Nakamura Ganjir˘, Onoe Kikugor˘, Nakamura Tokiz˘, Band˘ Mitsugor˘, Nakamura Shikan, Nakamura Tomijűr˘, Nakamura Jakuemon, Nakamura Baigyoku, Nakamura Kaishun, Nakamura Kanjaku, Nakamura Senjaku, Kataoka Gat˘, Ichikawa Danz˘, Sawamura Tanosuke, Kataoka Takatar˘, Onoe Kikunosuke, Ichikawa Sadanji, Nakamura Shinjir˘, Onoe Sh˘roku, Band˘ Yajűr˘, Band˘ Shűch˘, Nakamura T˘z˘, Kawarasaki Gonjűr˘, Band˘ Minosuke

    Comments

    If you plan to go only for a single drama (4th floor of the Kabukiza), our personal recommendation would be the comical "Goto Sanba" (with Nakamura Kichiemon in the role of the drunk Gotobŕ), the tragic dance-drama "Sumidagawa" (with Nakamura Ganjir˘ in the role of Hanjo-no-Mae) or the beautiful dance "Ninin Wankyű" (with Kataoka Nizaemon and his son Kataoka Takatar˘ in the roles of Wankyű and his lover Matsuyama). If you prefer Shinkabuki, "Banch˘ Sarayashiki" or "Jiisan Baasan" are also very good plays. It is worthy to note that the dance "Dontsuku" is staged to commemorate the 6th anniversary (7th memorial service) of the passing away of Band˘ Mitsugor˘ IX.

    Hakataza (Fukuoka)
    Dates 1 ~ 25 February 2005 (Nigatsu Hanagata Kabuki)
    Program

    Sangoku Ichiya Monogatari

    Casting

    Kataoka Ainosuke, Ichikawa Kamejir˘, Ichikawa Somegor˘

    Comments

    This rare drama was revived in September 2002 in ďsaka at the Sh˘chikuza by the same 3 actors.

    Koshibai Forum Tour
    Dates 5 ~ 26 February 2005 (Kabuki Forum)
    Program

    Keisei Awa no Naruto

    B˘ Shibari

    Casting

    Nakamura Ky˘tae, Sawamura Kuniya, Nakamura Umeyuki, Ichikawa Sajir˘

    Comments

    17th edition of an original program dedicated to the rediscovery of the spirit of small Kabuki theaters with stars' disciples in the main roles. Here is the schedule:

    Theater Dates
    City Youth Cultural Center (Nagoya) 5 February
    National Bunraku Theatre (ďsaka) 6 February
    Shunjűza (Ky˘to) 7 February
    Nihonbashi K˘kaid˘ (T˘ky˘) 8 ~ 10 February
    Edo T˘ky˘ Museum (T˘ky˘) 22 ~ 26 February
     
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