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Soliciting participants for the ITI Traditional Theatre Workshop Vol.18 “Nihon Buyo” (Classical dance of Kabuki)
 In order to deepen the understanding of Japanese traditional theatre among professional actors from abroad, ITI Japanese Centre has held annual short-term intensive workshops offering instruction in the arts of Noh, Kyogen, Kabuki, Nihon Buyo (dance of Kabuki), Japanese Folklore and Gagaku music since 1988.
For 2006, ITI Japanese Centre will hold its fourth Nihon Buyo Workshop under the direction of the famous Nihon Buyo artists from the various schools of dance including the Hanayagi Sumi, Hanayagi Kan-ichi and other masters of the Hanayagi school, Fujima school, Nishikawa school and Yoshimura school. The workshop will be held from August 13 to 22 at the Shochiku rehearsal studio at the Kabuki-za theatre in Tokyo. Instruction with English interpretation will be given in basic movement training, dancing, exercises using fans and other props and the texts used will be the Tenaraiko, Echigojishi and Itakodejima. Use will also be made of the music for Kabuki dance.
Please note this workshop is designed for performing arts professionals. Applications are now being accepted for participants in this workshop. This workshop is supported by Agency for Cultural Affairs.
Dates/hours:August 13 to 22, 2006, from 10:00 to 17:30
Number of participants: 20 (We accept participants regardless of nationality)
Venue:Rehearsal studio of Kabuki-za Theatre
4-12-15, Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo (subway : Higashi Ginza station)
Edo-Tokyo Museum Hall
1-4-1, Yokoami, Sumida-ku, Tokyo (JR-Sobu line and Oh-edo line: Ryogoku station)
Participation Fee: 30,000 yen
Deadline for application is July 25, 2006
The workshop is conducted in English, so English ability is required.
Foreigners presently living in Japan are also welcome.
Enrollment is limited, so a selection might be done from submitted applications.
For further information and application, please visit our website:
Contact: Japanese Centre of the International Theatre Institute
c/o National Noh Theatre
4-18-1, Sendagaya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 151-0051
Phone: (+81-0)3-3478-2189
Fax: (+81-0)3-3478-7218