JULY 2005

2 shows in T˘ky˘ (Kabukiza, National Theatre), 2 in ďsaka (Sh˘chikuza) and 2 tours (Eastern Provinces, Central Provinces)!

Kabukiza (T˘ky˘)
Dates 7 ~ 31 July 2005 (Shichigatsu ďkabuki)
Program

Ninagawa Jűniya

Casting

Onoe Kikugor˘, Nakamura Tokiz˘, Ichikawa Danshir˘, Ichikawa Sadanji, Ichikawa Danz˘, Onoe Kikunosuke, Onoe Sh˘roku, Ichikawa Kamejir˘, Nakamura Shinjir˘, Kawarazaki Gonjűr˘

Comments

A very unusual July program at the Kabukiza, featuring Ninagawa Yukio's Kabuki version of Shakespeare's masterpiece "Twelfth Night".

Sh˘chikuza (ďsaka)
Dates 3 ~ 28 July 2005 (Shichigatsu ďkabuki)
MatinÚe

Kotobuki Soga no Taimen

Genta

Fuji Musume

K˘j˘

Igagoe D˘chű Sugoroku (Numazu)

Evening

Miyajima no Danmari

ďtsue D˘j˘ji

Noda-ban Togitatsu no Utare

Casting

Nakamura Kanzabur˘, Kataoka Nizaemon, Band˘ Mitsugor˘, Nakamura Shikan, Kataoka Gat˘, Nakamura Hashinosuke, Nakamura Kanjaku, Kataoka Hidetar˘, Nakamura Senjaku, Nakamura Fukusuke, Kataoka Takatar˘, Ichikawa Somegor˘, Band˘ Yajűr˘, Nakamura Kantar˘, Nakamura Shichinosuke

Comments

Nakamura Kanzabur˘ celebrates his shűmei in ďsaka, playing the roles of the Wisteria Maiden, Heisaku, ďe Hiromoto and Moriyama Tatsuji in the dramas "Fuji Musume", "Numazu", "Miyajima no Danmari" and "Noda-ban Togitatsu no Utare".

National Theatre (T˘ky˘)
Dates 3 ~ 24 July 2005 (Shichigatsu Kabuki Kansh˘ Ky˘shitsu)
Program

Yoshitsune Senbon Zakura
(Kawatsura H˘gen Yakata)

Casting

Ichikawa Ukon, Ichikawa Emiya, Ichikawa Emisabur˘, Ichikawa Shun'en, Ichikawa En'ya, Ichikawa Danjir˘

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 of Kabuki (or some aspects of the art like music, stage tricks or fighting scenes) on stage, followed by the spectacular "Shi-no-Kiri" scene of the classic "Yoshitsune Senbon Zakura", which includes a chűnori.

Kabuki Tour in the Central Provinces
Dates 4 July ~ 31 July 2005
Program

Yoshitsune Senbon Zakura (Yoshinoyama)

K˘j˘

Yowa Nasake Ukina no Yokogushi (Genjidana)

Casting

Nakamura Kaishun, Nakamura Kichiemon, Nakamura Shibajaku, Nakamura Baigyoku, Nakamura T˘z˘, Nakamura Kash˘, Nakamura Tamatar˘

Comments

Nakamura Kaishun celebrates his shűmei in the Central provinces, playing the role of Shizuka Gozen in the michiyuki "Yoshinoyama".

Kabuki Tour in the Eastern Provinces
Dates 30 June ~ 31 July 2005
Program

Genpei Nunobiki no Taki
(Sanemori Monogatari)

K˘j˘

Omatsuri

Casting

Ichikawa Ebiz˘, Ichikawa Danjűr˘, Kataoka Ichiz˘, Ichimura Kakitsu, Ichikawa Unosuke

Comments

Ichikawa Ebiz˘ celebrates his shűmei in the Eastern provinces, playing the role of the warrior Sait˘ Bett˘ Sanemori in the drama "Sanemori Monogatari".

 
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