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Salon Series

A series of gatherings with guest speakers and performers focused on themes, topics and issues connected to Japanese dance and performing arts.


Salon Series 2019/20: Anime Onstage

  • Location : IK Barber Learning Centre, UBC
  • When: November & March
  • Presented by: TomoeArts and UBC Library
  • Topics: video-viewings and in-depth discussions on Anime as performed live in Japan



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Salon Series 2018/19: Magic Animals

  • Location : IK Barber Learning Centre, UBC
  • When: October & March
  • Presented by: TomoeArts and UBC Library
  • Topics: video-viewings and in-depth discussions based on the theme of Magic Animals - yōkai that disguise themselves as human.



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Salon Series 2017/18: an autumn of noh & a spring of odori

  • Location : IK Barber Learning Centre, UBC
  • When: October & March
  • Presented by: TomoeArts and UBC Library
  • Topics: video, lecture, demonstration and in-depth discussions of themes connected to our productions this season: Kayoi Komachi/Komachi Visited and Yūko-Kai



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Salon Series 2016/17: Great Onnagata Roles

  • Location : IK Barber Learning Centre, UBC
  • When: October, January & March
  • Presented by: TomoeArts and UBC Library
  • Topics: A selection of some of the greatest female roles in kabuki and kabuki dance: Sumidagawa (The Sumida River), Akoya (The Courtesan Akoya), and Ninin Dôjôji (The Two Maidens at the Dôjô Temple).



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Salon Series 2015/16: Demons & Beauties

  • Location : IK Barber Learning CentreUBC
  • When: November 9 & March 14
  • Presented by: TomoeArts and UBC Library
  • Topics: Kabuki Dance plays featuring demons and beauties : Ibaraki (The Demon Ibaraki), Fujimusume (The Wisteria Maiden), and Sagimusume (The Heron Maiden).



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Salon Series 2014/15: Kabuki Dance and Noh

  • Location : IK Barber Learning CentreUBC
  • When: Three times throughout the year
  • Presented by: TomoeArts and UBC Library
  • Topics: Kabuki Dance plays based on noh and kyôgen : Kurozuka (The Black Mound), Kanjinchô (The Subscription List), and Bô shibari (Tied to a Stick).



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Salon Series 2013/14: Elements of Kabuki Dance

  • Location : Scotiabank Dance Centre
  • When: Four times throughout the year
  • Topics: Yamamba: The Story of the Mountain Crone; Ukiyoe Spectacular; Dô jô ji: The Story of The Maiden at Dô jô Temple; Festival Music and Odori



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