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 slideshow of the production 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