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An Evening of Kabuki

Monday, October 28 2019

Union Cinema

We are thrilled to welcome Nakamura Gankyo, kabuki actor of the most prestigious kabuki family in Japan, to perform a selection of kabuki dances from Musume Dojoji and Echigo Jishi. Nakamura-san will demonstrate how different interpretations of a dance play out on stage, and will lecture and lead a discussion that asks what is the the relationship between text and performance? What are the interpretations of the kabuki dance drama The Maiden at Dōjōji Temple that has been transmitted among generations of kabuki actors that are not textually transcribed? Through an introduction of modern kabuki stars Sakata Tōjūrō IV and Bandō Mitsugorō, performer and actor Nakamura Gankyō examines the kata and kaishaku, or “form” and “interpretation,” of famous scenes in the play The Maiden at Dōjōji Temple.

Performances will be held at 12:30 and 6PM. Each event will feature different dances and will be followed by a short discussion of the art of kabuki. Come join us for this once-in-a-lifetime performance in Milwaukee!

Times: 12:30PM, followed by a 6PM evening performance.
Free and open to the public.

For questions, please contact quinna at uwm dot edu