Kaiten, Circling to Change Scene, in Kabuki Dance

Use of movement on the bare stage to change the imagined scene is a technique common to kabuki dance, kyōgen, and even the nō theater. Here Bandō explains how this technique is used to change place, time, and character.


Workshop demonstration of change of place and time
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A location change turn in the piece Tadanobu

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A character change turn in the piece Ryūsei

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