JUNE 2023

6 shows in T˘ky˘ (Kabukiza, National Theatre, Asakusa K˘kaid˘), 2 in Fukuoka (Hakataza) and 1 tour (Eastern Provinces)!

  • ??? perform at the Kabukiza!
  • ??? perform at the Hakataza!
  • ??? perform at the National Theatre!
  • Onoe Sh˘roku and young actors are tour in the Eastern Provinces!
  • Kabukiza (T˘ky˘)
    Dates 2 ~ 27 June 2023
    Rokugatsu ďkabuki
    June Grand Kabuki
    MatinÚe

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    Evening

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    Casting

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    Comments

    The 2 programs for the June Grand Kabuki at the Kabukiza.

    Hakataza (Fukuoka)
    Dates ?? ~ ?? June 2023
    Rokugatsu Hakataza ďkabuki
    June Hakataza Grand Kabuki
    MatinÚe

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    Evening

    ???

    Casting

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    Comments

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

    National Theatre (T˘ky˘)
    Dates ?? ~ ?? June 2023
    Rokugatsu Kabuki Kansh˘ Ky˘shitsu
    June Kabuki Appreciation Class
    Program

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    Casting

    ???

    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 "???".

    Kabuki Tour in the Eastern Provinces
    Dates 30 June ~ 31 July 2023
    Higashi K˘su Sh˘chiku ďkabuki
    Eastern Course Sh˘chiku Grand Kabuki
    Program

    Kiichi H˘gen Sanryaku no Maki (Kikubatake)

    Tsuchi-gumo

    Casting

    Onoe Sh˘roku, Band˘ Kamez˘, Nakamura Baishi, Nakamura Mantar˘, Band˘ Shingo, Onoe Sakon

    Comments

    The July Grand Kabuki Tour in the Eastern Provinces.

  • Kikubatake: it is a great classic of period play Kabuki originally adapted from the Bunraku puppet theatre, full of larger-than-life characters and a stage full of dazzling color. In a garden of brilliant yellow and white chrysanthemums, there is Kiichi (Onoe Sh˘roku), an elderly strategist working for the dictator Kiyomori, his beautiful daughter Minazuru (Band˘ Shingo) and two footmen, the elegant young Toraz˘ (Nakamura Baishi) and the powerful Chienai (Band˘ Kamez˘ from shonichi to the 15th of July/Nakamura Mantar˘ from the 16th of July to senshűraku). But in fact, Toraz˘ is a young general from the enemy side here to steal Kiichiĺs secrets of strategy. Chienai is his retainer. But Kiichi has realized why they are there and also knows that Chienai is actually his younger brother. At the same time, Minazuru has fallen deeply in love with Toraz˘.
  • Tsuchi-gumo: a dance play adapted from the classical theatre. The samurai Lord Minamoto Raik˘ is famous in legend for ridding Ky˘to of demons. While Raik˘ is confined to bed with illness, a priest (Onoe Sh˘roku) from a prominent temple comes to pray for his health. In fact, the priest is actually the spirit of the earth spider which has caused Raik˘'s illness in the first place and hopes to destroy him. The spider's plan to kill Raik˘ is defeated by his retainers (the famous shitenn˘) in an exciting fight. Featuring Nakamura Baishi as Raik˘.
  • Sources: Earphone Guide Website or Sh˘chiku Kabuki Official Website

    Asakusa K˘kaid˘ (T˘ky˘)
    Dates 30 June ~ 2 July 2023
    Kamiyach˘ Sh˘kabuki
    Kamiyach˘ Little Kabuki
    Program

    Benten Musume Meo no Shiranami

  • Hamamatsuya
  • Inasegawa Seizoroi
  • Takatsuki

    Casting

    Nakamura Hashinosuke, Nakamura Fukunosuke, Nakamura Utanosuke

    Comments

    1st edition of a gala for Nakamura Shikan's three sons. It is entitled Kamiyach˘ Sh˘kabuki ('Kamiyach˘ Little Kabuki'). Kamiyach˘ was the name of late Nakamura Shikan VII's neighboorhood in T˘ky˘ and it was used as an original way to appraise this great actor (kakegoe).

     
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