JUNE 2022

5 shows in T˘ky˘ (Kabukiza, National Theatre, Asakusa K˘kaid˘), 2 in Fukuoka (Hakataza) and 2 tours (Sh˘chiku Kabuki Dance Tour, Ibuki Tour)!

  • Living National Treasure Kataoka Nizaemon, Living National Treasure Band˘ Tamasabur˘, Matsumoto Haku˘, Nakamura Baigyoku, Nakamura Kaishun, Nakamura Jakuemon, Nakamura Ganjir˘, Nakamura Senjaku, Nakamura Kinnosuke, Ichikawa Ennosuke, Nakamura Kazutar˘, Onoe Sh˘roku, Band˘ Rakuzen, Nakamura Karoku and Band˘ Minosuke perform at the Kabukiza!
  • Living National Treasure Onoe Kikugor˘, Nakamura Tokiz˘, Nakamura Shikan and Onoe Kikunosuke perform at the Hakataza!
  • Nakamura Matagor˘ and Kataoka Takatar˘ perform at the National Theatre!
  • Nakamura Shikan and his three sons are on tour!
  • Nakamura Kotar˘ and Nakamura Hayato are on tour!
  • Kabukiza (T˘ky˘)
    Dates 2 ~ 27 June 2022
    Rokugatsu ďkabuki
    June Grand Kabuki
    1st program

    Sugawara Denju Tenarai Kagami (Kurumabiki)

    Cho Hakkai

    2nd program

    Nobuyasu

    Kioi Jishi

    3rd program

    Yowa Nasake Ukina no Yokogushi (Kirare Yosa)

  • Misome
  • Aibiki
  • Genjidana
  • Casting

    Living National Treasure Kataoka Nizaemon, Living National Treasure Band˘ Tamasabur˘, Matsumoto Haku˘, Nakamura Baigyoku, Nakamura Kaishun, Nakamura Jakuemon, Nakamura Ganjir˘, Nakamura Senjaku, Nakamura Kinnosuke, Ichikawa Ennosuke, Nakamura Kazutar˘, Onoe Sh˘roku, Band˘ Rakuzen, Nakamura Karoku, Band˘ Minosuke, Ichikawa Komaz˘, Onoe Ukon, Ichikawa Somegor˘

    Comments

    The 3 programs for the June Grand Kabuki at the Kabukiza.

    Hakataza (Fukuoka)
    Dates 3 ~ 23 June 2022
    Rokugatsu Hakataza ďkabuki
    June Hakataza Grand Kabuki
    MatinÚe

    Hashi Benkei

    Sagi Musume

    Yoshitsune Senbon Zakura (Sushiya)

    Evening

    Shin Sarayashiki Tsuki no Amagasa
    (Sakanaya S˘gor˘)

    Tsumoru Koi Yuki no Seki no To

    Casting

    Living National Treasure Onoe Kikugor˘, Nakamura Tokiz˘, Nakamura Shikan, Onoe Kikunosuke, Band˘ Hikosabur˘, Nakamura Baishi, Kawarasaki Gonjűr˘, Nakamura Yonekichi, Nakamura Mantar˘, Ichimura Kitsutar˘

    Comments

    The traditional two programs for the June Grand Kabuki at the Hakataza.

    National Theatre (T˘ky˘)
    Dates 2 ~ 21 June 2022
    Rokugatsu Kabuki Kansh˘ Ky˘shitsu
    June Kabuki Appreciation Class
    Program

    Kabuki no Mikata

    Hikosan Gongen Chikai no Sukedachi

  • Sugisaka Hakasho

  • Keya-mura Rokusuke Sumika

  • Casting

    Nakamura Matagor˘, Kataoka Takatar˘

    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 "Sugisaka" and "Keya-mura".

    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.

    Ibuki Tour
    Dates 1 ~ 26 June 2022
    Ibuki Tokubetsu K˘en
    Ibuki Special Performances
    Program

    Ame no Gor˘

    Fuji Musume

    Ninin Wankyű

    Casting

    Nakamura Kotar˘, Nakamura Hayato

    Comments

    A special tour with two popular young actors. Ibuki means 'breath'.

  • Ame no Gor˘: Soga no Gor˘ is one of the most famous heroes in the Kabuki world, super-strong and quick to fight. However, this dance shows the soft side of this hero as well as he travels nightly to the pleasure quarter to visit his lover. Starring Nakamura Hayato as Gor˘.
  • 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 Nakamura Kotar˘.
  • Ninin Wankyű: the fabulously wealthy Wan'ya Kyűbŕ (nicknamed Wankyű) is disowned by his family for falling in love with the courtesan Matsuyama. Then, when she dies, he goes mad with grief and wanders through the countryside. This dance shows him as he imagines meeting Matsuyama again and there is a lively dance recalling their happiness together before the vision fades and he is left alone. Starring Nakamura Hayato as Wankyű and Nakamura Kotar˘ as Matsuyama.
  • Sources: Sh˘chiku Kabuki Official Website

    Asakusa K˘kaid˘ (T˘ky˘)
    Dates 5 June 2022
    Kakumeikai
    Program

    Takatsuki

    T˘ku K˘nÔ

    Shunky˘ Kagami Jishi

    Casting

    Nakamura Tsurumatsu, Nakamura Kankur˘, Nakamura Shichinosuke, Nakamura Toranosuke, Kamimura Kichitar˘

    Comments

    1st edition of the Kakumeikai, a gala program which stars Nakamura Tsurumatsu.

  • Takatsuki: in this relatively modern dance-comedy adapted from the style of classical Ky˘gen farces, the servant Jir˘kaja (Nakamura Tsurumatsu) is ordered by his lord to buy a takatsuki, which is a kind of ceremonial sake cup on a stand. Jir˘kaja does not understand his lord's orders and is persuaded by a fast-talking geta clog salesman (Nakamura Toranosuke) to buy a pair of clogs instead, thinking that this is the stand for which he was sent. After drinking a good amount of sake, he brings his purchase to the lord and responds to the lord's anger with a dance on the clogs, a virtuoso routine inspired by tap dancing, showing off the dancing skills of Nakamura Tsurumatsu.
  • T˘ku K˘nÔ: Literally 'Talk Corner'. A speech on stage with Nakamura Kankur˘ and Nakamura Shichinosuke.
  • Kagami Jishi: one of the most important dances for onnagata female role specialists and is an audience favorite. The maidservant Yayoi performs an auspicious lion dance for the Sh˘gun in his opulent palace, but she gradually finds herself under the control of the lion spirit. In the second half of the dance, the lion spirit itself appears and performs its crazed dance among peonies and fluttering butterflies. Starring Nakamura Tsurumatsu as both Yayoi and the spirit of the lion.
  • Sources: Sh˘chiku Kabuki Official Website

     
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