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NIHON BUYO: Japanese Dance Brought to Life: an Evening with Fujima Rankoh and Mark Oshima
NIHON BUYO: Japanese Dance Brought to Life: an Evening with Fujima Rankoh and Mark Oshima
WhenThursday, Apr 20, 2017, 7 – 8:30 p.m.
Campus locationMeany Hall (MNY)
Campus roomStudio 267
Event typesLectures/Seminars, Performances, Special Events
Event sponsorsSponsored by the UW Japan Studies Program and made possible by the Mitsubishi Corporation. In partnership with UW Dance Program and the Consulate General of Japan in Seattle.  Photo courtesy of ©KISHIN SHINOYAMA
Description

This event is full.

Special lecture and dance demonstration.  (not full Kabuki performance.)

A part of the Mitsubishi Corporation Lecture Series.
Seating is extremely limited, please REGISTER for this event.

Kabuki researcher Mark Oshima will give a lecture on kabuki dance and music to be demonstrated by Japan’s Cultural Envoy  Fujima Rankoh.
Fujima Rankoh is an award winning and distinguished Nihon Buyo dancer now representing Japan as a Cultural Envoy, visiting US, Hawaii, Seattle, and New York, Russia, Ukraine, and Europe from April through June.  He is a member of Goyookai, a renowned dance troupe.  Fujima Rankoh will be performing at the Seattle Cherry Blossom Festival April 21-23, 2017.

Mark Oshima came to Waseda University to work on his doctoral dissertation for Harvard University. While in Japan he studied Fujima School Japanese classical dance and Kiyomoto music, eventually receiving names in both dance and music. Today he is an accomplished author and translator for kabuki and other traditional arts, especially for Kabuki-za and the National Theater for kabuki and Bunraku puppet theater. He occasionally appears on the kabuki stage and in dance recitals as a professional kabuki singer.

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