SEPTEMBER 2005

2 shows in T˘ky˘ (Kabukiza), 2 shows in Fukuoka (Hakataza), 1 in Miyajima (Ikutsushima), 1 in ďsaka (Sh˘chikuza) and 3 tours (Western Provinces, the Kabuki forum, Zenshinza)!

Kabukiza (T˘ky˘)
Dates 2 ~ 26 September 2005 (Kugatsu ďkabuki)
MatinÚe

Sh˘fudatsuki Kongen Kusazuri

Sugawara Denju Tenarai Kagami (Ga no Iwai)

Bungo D˘j˘ji

T˘kaid˘chű Hizakurige

Evening

Heikegani

Kanjinch˘

Chűshin Renri no Hachiue (Uekiya)

Casting

Nakamura Kichiemon, Nakamura Tomijűr˘, Nakamura Jakuemon, Nakamura Shikan, Nakamura Shibajaku, Nakamura Tokiz˘, Nakamura Kaishun, Nakamura Hashinosuke, Nakamura Fukusuke, Nakamura Baigyoku, Nakamura Kash˘, Ichikawa Danshir˘, Nakamura Senjaku, Ichikawa Sadanji, Nakamura Karoku

Comments

If you plan to go only for one item in this program, we would recommend you either "Ga no Iwai", starring Nakamura Tokiz˘ as Sakuramaru, or the great classic "Kanjinch˘" with Nakamura Kichiemon and Nakamura Tomijűr˘ in the roles of Benkei and Togashi.

Hakataza (Fukuoka)
Dates 2 ~ 26 September 2005 (Kugatsu ďkabuki)
MatinÚe

Sannin Kichisa Tomoe no Shiranami

Evening

Yoshitsune Senbon Zakura

  • ďuchi
  • Horikawa Gosho
  • Heisoto
  • Michiyuki Hatsune no Tabi
  • Kawatsura H˘gen Yakata
  • Casting

    Band˘ Tamasabur˘, Ichikawa Ukon, Ichikawa Danjir˘, Nakamura Shid˘, Ichikawa Juen, Ichikawa Monnosuke, Ichikawa Emiya, Ichikawa Emisabur˘, Ichikawa Shun'en, Ichikawa En'ya, Band˘ Shinsha

    Comments

    A great program with the stage giant Band˘ Tamasabur˘, the young rising star Nakamura Shid˘ and the dynamic Omodakaya guild (without its master Ichikawa Ennosuke who is still on sick leave but supervises everything from behing the curtain). Kawatake Mokuami's masterpiece "Sannin Kichisa" narrates the adventures of three thieves whose common features are the same first name (Kichisa) and a strong sense of honour. Osh˘ Kichisa, a bonze turned thief, Oj˘ Kichisa, a thief who dresses like a young woman to steal people, and Ob˘ Kichisa, an ex-samurai turned thief, are played by Nakamura Shid˘, Band˘ Tamasabur˘ and Ichikawa Danjir˘. Yoshitsune Senbon Zakura features 2 rarely staged scenes ("Horikawa Gosho" and "Heisoto"). The role of Tadanobu (or the fox Genkur˘ disguised as Tadanobu) is played by Nakamura Shid˘ in "Michiyuki Hatsune no Tabi" and Ichikawa Ukon in "Shi-no-Kiri" (it goes without saying that this scene ends with a chűnori, the trademark of the Omodakaya guild). The role of Shizuka Gozen is played in both acts by Band˘ Tamasabur˘.

    Kabuki Tour in the western provinces
    Dates 30 August ~ 26 September 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 Western provinces, playing the role of the warrior Sait˘ Bett˘ Sanemori in the drama "Sanemori Monogatari".

    Miyajima Kabuki 2005
    Dates 17 ~ 18 September 2005
    Program

    Funa Benkei

    Sanbas˘

    Casting

    Onoe Kikunosuke, Ichikawa Danz˘, Kawarasaki Gonjűr˘, Onoe Ukon

    Comments

    A special Kabuki program in the precincts of the Ikutsushima Shrine (performance on its outdoors stage).

    Kabuki Forum Tour
    Dates 1 ~ 24 September 2005
    Program

    Yagura no Oshichi

    Matsu˘ Shimoyashiki

    Casting

    Nakamura Ky˘tae, Nakamura Matanosuke, Nakamura Umeyuki

    Comments

    A special program, starting with a workshop on Kabuki, followed by "Yagura no Oshichi" and "Matsu˘ Shimoyashiki" (an unusual extension of the classic "Sugawara Denju Tenarai Kagami"). The stars of this original programs are all disciples of famous actors. The main venue is the Edo T˘ky˘ Museum (3~24 September). There is one date in ďsaka (1 September) and 1 in Nagoya (2 September).

    Sh˘chikuza (ďsaka)
    Dates 6 ~ 29 September 2005
    Program

    Yume no Nakaz˘ Senbon Zakura

    Casting

    Matsumoto K˘shir˘, Ichikawa Somegor˘, Kataoka Hidetar˘, Kataoka Roen, Matsumoto Kingo, Matsumoto K˘emon, Ichikawa Komaz˘, Kamimura Kichiya, ďtani Tomoemon, Sawamura S˘nosuke, Sawamura Tetsunosuke

    Comments

    Revival of "Yume no Nakaz˘ Senbon Zakura", an original drama combining Kabuki and modern acting. The main character is the eighteenth century Kabuki actor Nakamura Nakaz˘ I, portrayed by Matsumoto K˘shir˘. His son Ichikawa Somegor˘ plays the role of the actor Nakamura Konoz˘.

    Zenshinza Tour
    Dates 1 ~ 30 September 2005
    Program

    Tsuyu Kosode Mukashi Hachij˘ (Kamiyui Shinza)

    Casting

    Nakamura Umenosuke, Kawarasaki Kunitar˘, Arashi Keishi, Nakamura Baijaku, Segawa Kikunoj˘, Nakamura Seinosuke, Yamazaki Tatsusabur˘, Yamazaki Ky˘ka, Anegawa Shinnosuke

     
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