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.