Dance in the kabuki theater has a great number of characteristic patterns and styles of posing the body. These patterns and poses are learned, by both dancers and audiences, through corporeal experience, and are not formalized into a written system of choreography.1  We offer here some basic patterns that one will encounter in kabuki dance, ways of holding the body, ways of movement, and ways of using hand properties that include particular meanings in this art form.
Bandō-san explains and demonstrates monomane.
Bandō explains mitate.
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