JULY 2022

2 in ďsaka (Sh˘chikuza), 5 shows in T˘ky˘ (Kabukiza, National Theatre), 1 in Ky˘to (Minamiza) and 1 tour (Sh˘chiku Kabuki Dance Tour)!

  • Living National Treasure Kataoka Nizaemon, Nakamura Ganjir˘, Nakamura Senjaku, Kataoka Takatar˘, Matsumoto K˘shir˘, Nakamura Kankur˘ and Nakamura Shichinosuke perform at the Sh˘chikuza!
  • Ichikawa Ennosuke, Ichikawa Ebiz˘, Onoe Kikunosuke, Nakamura Jakuemon, Nakamura Fukusuke, Nakamura Kinnosuke, Ichikawa Sadanji, Ichikawa Udanji, Band˘ Yajűr˘, Band˘ Minosuke, Onoe Ukon, Nakamura Karoku, Nakamura Matagor˘ and Nakamura Kotar˘ perform at the Kabukiza!
  • Onoe Sh˘roku and Nakamura Baishi perform at the National Theatre!
  • Living National Treasure Band˘ Tamasabur˘ performs at the Minamiza!
  • Nakamura Shikan and his three sons are on tour!
  • Sh˘chikuza (ďsaka)
    Dates 3 ~ 24 July 2022
    Kansai Kabuki o Ai Suru Kai Shichigatsu ďkabuki
    The 30th Kansai Kabuki Lovers Society July Grand Kabuki
    MatinÚe

    Komochi Yamanba
    (Yaegiri Kuruwa Banashi)

    Ukare Shinjű

    Evening

    Horikawa Nami no Tsuzumi

    Gion Koi Zukushi

    Casting

    Living National Treasure Kataoka Nizaemon, Nakamura Ganjir˘, Nakamura Senjaku, Kataoka Takatar˘, Matsumoto K˘shir˘, Nakamura Kankur˘, Nakamura Shichinosuke

    Comments

    30th edition of the Kansai Kabuki Lovers Society July Grand Kabuki in ďsaka.

    Kabukiza (T˘ky˘)
    Dates 4 ~ 29 July 2022
    Shichigatsu ďkabuki
    July Grand Kabuki
    1st program

    T˘ryű Oguri Hangan

    2nd program

    Natsu Matsuri Naniwa Kagami

  • Sumiyoshi Torii Mae
  • Tsuribune Sabu Uchi
  • Nagamachi Ura
  • Setsugekka Mitsu no Nagame (Nakakuni)

    3rd program

    Kaze no Tani no Naushika (Shiroki Majo no Senki)

    Casting

    Ichikawa Ennosuke, Ichikawa Ebiz˘, Onoe Kikunosuke, Nakamura Jakuemon, Nakamura Fukusuke, Nakamura Kinnosuke, Ichikawa Sadanji, Ichikawa Udanji, Band˘ Yajűr˘, Band˘ Minosuke, Onoe Ukon, Nakamura Karoku, Nakamura Matagor˘, Nakamura Kotar˘, Nakamura Yonekichi, Ichikawa Emiya, Horikoshi Kangen, Terajima Mahoro, Ichikawa Botan

    Comments

    The usual July Grand Kabuki programs at the Kabukiza.

    National Theatre (T˘ky˘)
    Dates 3 ~ 27 July 2022
    Shichigatsu Kabuki Kansh˘ Ky˘shitsu
    July Kabuki Appreciation Class
    Program

    Kabuki no Mikata

    Momijigari

    Casting

    Onoe Sh˘roku, Nakamura Baishi

    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 (Kabuki no Mikata) of Kabuki or some aspects of the art like music, stage tricks or fighting scenes. It is followed by the dance-drama "Momijigari".

    Minamiza (Ky˘to)
    Dates 23 ~ 27 July 2022
    Band˘ Tamasabur˘ Tokubetsu Buy˘ K˘en
    Band˘ Tamasabur˘ Special Dance Performances
    Program

    K˘j˘

    ???

    Casting

    Living National Treasure Band˘ Tamasabur˘

    Comments

    A special Buy˘ program in Ky˘to at the Minamiza starring the amazing Living National Treasure onnagata Band˘ Tamasabur˘.

    Sh˘chiku Kabuki Dance Tour
    Dates 30 June ~ 31 July 2022
    Sh˘chiku Kabuki Buy˘ K˘en
    Sh˘chiku Dance Performances
    Program

    Goaisatsu

    Ayatsuri Sanbas˘

    Renjishi

    Casting

    Nakamura Shikan, Nakamura Matsue, Nakamura Hashinosuke, Nakamura Fukunosuke, Nakamura Utanosuke

    Comments

    The Summer Buy˘ Tour of Nakamura Shikan and his three sons.

    National Theatre (T˘ky˘)
    Dates 16 ~ 17 July 2022
    Sh˘ no Kai
    Program

    Tomo Yakko

    Fuji Musume

    Funa Benkei

    Casting

    Nakamura Takanosuke, Ichikawa Ennosuke, Onoe Sh˘roku, Ichikawa Monnosuke, Ichikawa En'ya, Onoe Sakon, Watanabe Aiko

    Comments

    7th edition of the Sh˘ no Kai, a gala program which stars Nakamura Tomijűr˘ V's son Nakamura Takanosuke. Nakamura Takanosuke's sister Watanabe Aiko also performs in this gala.

  • Tomo Yakko: a samurai footman rushes after his master in the pleasure quarters, but loses sight of him. He dances with pride in his master and enjoys his dance so much that he begins emphasizing it with vigorous foot stamping. Starring Nakamura Takanosuke in the role of the yakko.
  • Fuji Musume: the spirit of wisteria blossoms dances of love in the form of a beautiful young maiden. One of Kabuki's most famous and colorful dances, it will feature the dancing skills of Watanabe Aiko.
  • Funa Benkei: although he won a war against the enemy Heike clan, the young general Yoshitsune (Onoe Sakon) has gained the disfavor of his brother, the Sh˘gun, and tries to flee to Kyűshű by boat. Before he sets sail, he must say farewell to his lover Shizuka (Nakamura Takanosuke), who performs a dance expressing her grief at their separation. Once the boat sets sail, the spirit of the great Heike general Tomomori (Nakamura Takanosuke), killed by Yoshitsune in battle at sea, appears and attacks to take revenge for the destruction of his clan. They are only saved by the prayers of Yoshitsune's companion, the warrior-priest Benkei (Onoe Sh˘roku). The roles of both Shizuka and Tomomori are played by the same actor. Featuring also Ichikawa Ennosuke, Ichikawa Monnosuke and Ichikawa En'ya in the roles of the boatmen.
  • Sources: Sh˘chiku Kabuki Official Website

     
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