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Performances

Kayoi Komachi/Komachi Visited- a noh chamber opera
WORLD PREMIERE - October 26-28, 2017

  • Location :The Cultch Historic Theatre
  • Time: October 26/27//28 - 8pm
  • Composed by: Farshid Samandari
  • Starring: Heather Pawsey & Yamai Tsunao

The world premiere of a new chamber opera weaving together Japanese noh theatre and western classical music.

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Yûko-kai 2015 - Learning from Fujima Shôgo - February 26, 2017

  • Location : Carousel Theatre Studio, Granville Island
  • Time: 2:00-3:00pm
  • Featuring: Colleen Lanki and Ryan Caron

An intimate concert of classical Japanese dance honouring the life of master dance Fujima Yûko. Featuring pieces learned from master dancer, Fujima Shôgo.

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Kayoi Komachi - a noh chamber opera PREVIEW showing - January 23, 2016

  • Location : Vancouver Opera O'Brian Centre
  • Time: Saturday January 23 - 2pm
  • Composed by: Farshid Samandari
  • Featuring: Heather Pawsey & Yamai Tsunao

A new chamber opera based on the noh play Kayoi Komachi (Komachi and the 100 Nights) featuring master noh actor YAMAI Tsunao and soprano Heather Pawsey. A work-in-progress showing....

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Weaver Woman - July 3-5, 2015

  • TomoeArts and Dancing on the Edge
  • Featuring: Lan Tung, Matthew Romantini, Maki Yi and Colleen Lanki
  • Location : Scotiabank Dance Centre

A new dance-theatre piece based on a short story by Korean author O-Chonghui. A woman in a window and a man crossing a river . . .

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Continuity & Connection (a concert of noh & jazz piano) - February 28, 2015

  • Location : Koerner Concert Hall / Vancouver Academy of Music
  • Time: 7:30 pm
  • Presented by: The Consulate General of Japan in Vancouver and TomoeArts

A concert of traditional and innovative Japanese noh performance and jazz piano featuring master noh actor YAMAI Tsunao and pianist KIHARA Kentarô, with an ensemble of professional noh actors and musicians.

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Yûko-kai 2015 - student dances - January 25, 2015

  • Featuring: Colleen Lanki and TomoeArts' Buyoh Students
  • Location : Carousel Theatre Studio, Granville Island

An intimate concert of classical Japanese dance honouring the life of master dance Fujima Yûko

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Fragments of a Weaver Woman - July 17, 2014

  • Enchanted Evening Series 2014
  • Featuring: Matthew Romantini, Maki Yi and Colleen Lanki
  • Location : Dr. Sun Yat Sen Classical Chinese Garden

A concert of music, dance and text from Weaver Woman featuring music by members of the Orchid Ensemble with special guest cellist Peggy Lee. New compositions by Lan Tung.

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Hagoromo (The Feathered Robe) - April 12, 2014

  • Location : The Fei & Milton Wong Theatre / Goldcorp Centre for the Arts
  • Time: 7:00 pm
  • Presented by: The Consulate General of Japan in Vancouver and TomoeArts

A production of the full noh play by the Komparu School of noh.

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Yûko-kai - the early dances - February 22, 2014

  • Featuring: Colleen Lanki and Ryan Caron
  • Location : Anne Macdonald Hall, North Vancouver

An intimate concert of classical Japanese dance honouring the life of master dance Fujima Yûko

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EN3: Community Circles - July 5 & 6, 2013

  • Dancing on the Edge Festival 2013
  • Featuring: Eien Hunter-Ishikawa and Colleen Lanki
  • Location : Vancouver Chinatown Night Market

A site specific performance with taiko drumming, dance and photos of the night market community projected on our favourite white umbrellas!

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

  • TomoeArts and SFU Cultural Programs
  • Featuring: TOKIWAZU Mozibei V and FUJIMA Shôgo, with FUJIMA Sayû and Maiko Behr
  • Location : Goldcorp Centre for the Arts (SFU Woodward's)

An intimate experience with kabuki music and dance featuring live Tokiwazu-style music and male-form dancing.

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Voices of Hiroshima - January 27, 2012

  • TomoeArts and the UBC Museum of Anthropology
  • Featuring: Eien Hunter-Ishikawa, Colleen Lanki and Alcvin Ryûzen Ramos
  • Location : The UBC Museum of Anthropology Great Hall

A concert of music and text about Hiroshima and the atomic bomb.
Created in conjunction with the MOA exhibit hiroshima by Ishiuchi Miyako

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Buyoh & Bharata Natyam - September 18, 2011

  • TomoeArts and Shakti Dance
  • Featuring: Colleen Lanki and Anusha Fernando
  • Location : The Roundhouse Arts and Recreation Centre
  • Produced by: New Works as part of their Dance Allsorts Series

A concert of solo classical dances of Japan and India.

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EN: a raincity street dance - July 7-9, 2011

  • Featuring work from: Hope in Shadows community photographers
  • Choreographed by : Colleen Lanki
  • Music Composed by : Eien Hunter-Ishikawa with Alcvn Ryûzen Ramos
  • Designed by : Craig Alfredson (sets/projections) and Yulia Shtern (costumes)
  • Dancers : Matthew Romantini, Hideaki Kanamaru and Colleen Lanki
  • Location : The courtyard of the Firehall Arts Centre
  • Produced by: The Dancing on the Edge Festival

A full-length version of our March 2010 EN (circle/fate) exploring community, relationships and the rain that makes us all common.

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Summer Odori - Japanese Dances of the Season - July 18, 2010

  • Featuring: TomoeArts and the Otowa-ryu Japanese Dance
  • With special guests: Alcvin Ryûzen Ramos and Eien Hunter-Ishikawa
  • Location : Ron Basford Park Granville Island (near PerformanceWorks)
  • Produced by: NewWorks as part of their All Over the Map Series

TomoeArts teams up with Otowa-ryu Japanese Dance to do a fun, outdoor concert of many kinds of Japanese traditional dance. Also featuring taiko by Eien Hunter-Ishikawa and yokobue (flute) with Alcvin Ramos.

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Odori: The World of Kabuki Dance - April 10-11, 2010

  • Featuring Master Dancer: Fujima Shôgo
  • With master dancers : Izumi Tokuho and Fujma Monyo
  • Location : The Frederic Wood Theatre, UBC
  • Produced by: TomoeArts in Association with Theatre at UBC and Pangaea Arts

Odori: The World of Kabuki Dance showcases odori, the dance of the kabuki theatre, performed by master dancer-actors from Japan and local dancers in full costume and make-up. Also workshops, lecture-demos and displays...

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EN (circle/fate) - The Procession of Performing Circles - March 7, 2010

  • Directed/Choreographed by : Colleen Lanki
  • Music Composed and performed by : Eien Hunter-Ishikawa
  • Costumes and Projections Designed by : Yulia Shtern
  • Dancers : Maki Komori and Tami Mukai
  • Procession of Performing Circles curated by: Glenn Lewis of LIVE

EN is part of The Procession of Performing Circles a performance event in BRIGHT-LIGHT. Six groups perform in procession through the downtown eastside using circles and lights as their main motifs. EN is TomoeArts' part of the public art event.

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Ten Nights of Dream - May 21-23, 2009

  • Choreography and performance: Colleen Lanki
  • Composition and performance: Alcvin Ramos
  • Projection design: Craig Alfredson, David Kim, Yulia Shtern, and Ana Luisa Espinoza Vaca
  • Direction: Matthew Romantini
  • Produced by: Tomoe Arts and Centre A

Ten Nights of Dream combines solo choreographies, original music composition, and visual projected images, based on the writings of Japanese novelist Natsume Sôseki...

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