Not Held at Japan Society – Salon Series No. 21

May 22, 2005
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Sunday, May 22
3 – 4 pm

Topic: An Illusion of Gender Changes and Transformation in the Japanese Theater and Dance

Place: Tenri Cultural Institute, 43A West 13th Street, NYC
Tickets: $10 (Student/Senior $7)

Sachiyo Ito will discuss the impersonation of kabuki actors to female characters, the techniques of Onnagata, and how the transformation from female to male, vice versa can be done in the Japanese classical dance. Also, Dr. Ito will give a talk on the so called, Edo Culture, the social and cultural background that nurtured the Edo Kabuki in response to the recent resurgence of the interest in the culture of Edo, previous Tokyo, and to help understand the aesthetics of gender issues and transformation. She will perform a kabuki dance, titled Hokushu to illustrate her talk.

Salon Series is an ongoing series of informative and educational lectures, lecture-demonstrations and performances aimed at those who are interested in deepening their knowledge of the performing arts of Japan. The series is held on Sunday afternoons three times a year. Refreshments are served during Q/A period.

For information and tickets, Sachiyo Ito and Company at 212-627-0265 (Tel/Fax)

This performance was made possible in part by the Manhattan Community Arts Fund/New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, administered by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council.

Upcoming Events

Cherry Blossom Festival, Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Apr 30 & May 1, 2005, 1:15 pm
Japanese Classical and Okinawan Dance
Salon Series No. 22
July 10, 2005, 3 – 4 pm       
Topic: An Art as an Expression of Ethnic Identity: A Case of Okinawan Court Drama Special Guests: Okinawa New York Sanshin Club

Salon Series No. 23
Oct 16, 2005, 3 – 4 pm   
Topic: Renku and Dance: An Afternoon of Improvisation with Linked Verses and Dance
Special Guests: Members of Haiku Society of America

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