Kabuki Dance Performance at Cornell

GloPAC and Cornell's East Asia Program, through the support of the Toshiba International Foundation, the Department of Education, Cornell Council For The Arts CCA, Cornell Department of Theater, Film, & Dance, Cornell's Society for the Humanities, and Cornell's Department of Asian Studies, presented an evening of kabuki dance with the nihon buyō master Bandō Kotoji 坂東鼓登治 and his apprentice Nishizaki Sakurako 西崎櫻鼓.

Performance:
7pm Wednesday, October 6th, 2010 at Barnes Hall on the Cornell campus
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The program included selections from the dance pieces Sanbasō, Kyō no shiki, a Tadanobu dance from the Yoshinoyama scene of the kabuki play Yoshitsune senbon zakura. Two of the pieces were performed in costume, with the others performed as su-odori (in formal kimono without make-up, wig, or hand props).

See videos of the performance on the Bandō Dance Videos page. 

Kabuki Dance Techniques Workshop:
1:30-3:30pm Thursday, October 7th, 2010 in the Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts, Class of '56 Dance Hall (SB10), Cornell campus.

Mr. Mura Naoya (Bandō Kotoji) lead a workshop demonstrating some of the fundamental techniques of dance in the kabuki theatre. Both performance and workshop were filmed for use in the JPARC Buyō section.

kabuki dance production poster

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