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Shamisen & Odori: The Music and Dance of Kabuki - Extra Events!

Kabuki Movement Workshop with master dancer Fujima Shōgo
Saturday May 12, 1-2:30pm
Scotiabank Dance Centre, 677 Davie Street (and Granville)
Birmingham Studio 3F
$20 (cash or cheque at the door)

A fabulous chance to work closely with a master Japanese dancer! All professional kabuki actors begin their training with studies in Japanese classical dance, and every movement in kabuki is based in dance. Vancouver performers are invited to participate in a workshop on kabuki dance, led by visiting master dancer/teacher Fujima Shōgo. This workshop is geared towards those with theatre or dance experience and an interest in stylized movement. No previous nihon buyoh or kabuki experience required.

Approximately 60 minutes of movement and half an hour of Q &A with Fujima Shôgo.

Lecture-Demonstration on Kabuki Odori
Friday, May 11 at 6:30pm
Djavad Mowafaghian World Art Centre, SFU Woodwards 2F

Gain some insight into the inner workings of Japanese classical dance and music! Guest master dancer Fujima Shōgo and guest master musician Tokiwazu Mozibei discuss kabuki dance and music. How do music and dance work together in kabuki and nihon buyoh ? How do they create characters and tell stories? What specific techniques should the audience look for in the performances on Saturday and Sunday? Sections of dances will be demonstrated and the audience will have a chance to ask questions and talk to the artists about their training and work.

Approximately 60-75 minutes. Facilitated by Japanese Fine Art Scholar Maiko Behr.