Shamisen & Odori: The Music and Dance of Kabuki
May 12 (8pm) & May 13 (2pm)
Djavad Mowafaghian World Art Centre, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings St., Simon Fraser University
Featuring guest artists from Japan: FUJIMA Shôgo and TOKIWAZU Mozibei V with local dancer: FUJIMA Sayû
Presented by: TomoeArts with SFU Woodward's Cultural Programs
All Tickets $32 (some standing room or limited vision seats $15 at the door)
Tickets Online at www.tomoearts.org
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).
Lecture-Demonstration with the artists <more info>
May 11 (6:30pm) at SFU Woodward's - FREE
Kabuki Dance Class with FUJIMA Shôgo <more info>
May 12 (1pm) at Scotiabank Dance Centre - $20