The art of buyō (Dance), sometimes called Nihon buyō (Japanese Dance), is a central part of the kabuki theater. Most theaters will have programs with at least one, and often up to three, individual dance pieces (shosagoto) interspersed between dramatic pieces. Furthermore, within dramatic pieces a dance section is often the highlight of the scene, where the star actor can show their skill.
This section of JPARC is devoted to the techniques and traditions of dance in the kabuki theater.
Bandō Kotoji performs Tadanobu
October 2010, Cornell University