2015 Kabuki Talk Series: Talk II
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February 20th, 2015 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm ESTCost: Free
The Japan Foundation, Toronto presents five Talk + DVD presentations by Program Officer Toshi Aoyagi to enhance your enjoyment of the upcoming Cinema Kabuki screenings, Feb. 28 & March 1 at the TIFF Bell Lightbox.
Kabuki Talk II
Friday, February 20, 6:30 pm
Lion Dance by Female Characters
Kabuki Talk III
Monday, February 23, 6:30 pm
Lion Dance by Male Characters
A number of Kabuki pieces called Shishi-mono form one of the major parts of the dance repertoire. A woman, such as a princess or courtesan, is transformed by the sacred animal, and becomes a heroic, ferocious figure. But sometimes male figures dominate the pieces, focusing attention on father-son relationships. The two talks are about the excitement and diversity of Lion Dances.