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Shamisen & Odori: The Music and Dance of Kabuki - May 12-13, 2012


  • May 12 (8pm) & May 13 (2pm)
  • at the Djavad Mowafaghian World Art Centre
  • Goldcorp Centre for the Arts / 149 West Hastings Street / SImon Fraser University

  • Featuring guest artists from Japan: FUJIMA Shôgo and TOKIWAZU Mozibei V
  • With local dancer: FUJIMA Sayû

  • Presented by: TomoeArts in association with SFU Woodward's Cultural Programs


All Tickets $32 some standing room or limited vision seats $15 at the door

for more information call TomoeArts at 604.607.5978 or see www.sfuwoodwards.ca




Shamisen & Odori: The Music and Dance of Kabuki brings you live shamisen music and live kabuki dance in an intimate studio setting. Focusing on male-form dances, and Edo (early Tokyo) characters and stories, you'll meet warriors, angels, men-about-town, courtesans and drunken revellers - the real stuff of kabuki! Shamisen & Odori: The Music and Dance of Kabuki brings you a rare connoisseur performance so close you can touch the dancers.

The performance features music by TOKIWAZU Mozibei, a renowned and award-winning shamisen player who regularly works at the professional kabuki theatre in Tokyo. Also featured is dance by FUJIMA Shôgo, a celebrated performer who has been seen on international stages and was the star of TomoeArts Odori: The World of Kabuki Dance. Joining them is TomoeArts' Artistic Director, Colleen Lanki (Fujima Sayû).

For more information on the artists click HERE.

For a photo album of the show click HERE.

Read an article featuring FUJIMA Sayû The North Shore News.

Read a review in the Vancouver Shinpo (in Japanese).

A feature article in the Japanese magazine "Nihon Buyoh" (in Japanese).





Thanks to our partners and sponsors:


Consul General of Japan (Vancouver), East Van Graphics, Trevan Wong Photography, Fujihisa-kai