Shamisen & Odori: The Music and Dance of Kabuki

May 12 (8pm) & May 13 (2pm)

Djavad Mowafaghian World Art Centre
Goldcorp Centre for the Arts / 149 West Hastings / Simon Fraser University
Featuring guest artists from Japan: FUJIMA Shôgo and TOKIWAZU Mozibei V
with local dancer: FUJIMA Sayû
Presented by: TomoeArts in association with SFU Woodward’s Cultural Programs or 604.607.5978

Shamisen & Odori: The Music and Dance of Kabuki brings you live shamisen music and live kabuki dance in an intimate studio setting. Focusing on male-form dances, and Edo (early Tokyo) characters and stories, you’ll meet warriors, angels, men-about-town, courtesans and drunken revellers – the real stuff of kabuki! Shamisen & Odori: The Music and Dance of Kabukibrings you a rare connoisseur performance so close you can touch the dancers. The performance features music by TOKIWAZU Mozibei, a renowned and award-winning shamisen player who regularly works at the professional kabuki theatre in Tokyo. Also featured is dance by FUJIMA Shôgo, a celebrated performer who has been seen on international stages and was the star of TomoeArts Odori: The World of Kabuki Dance. Joining them is TomoeArts’ Artistic Director, Colleen Lanki (Fujima Sayû).

Additional Events:

Lecture-Demonstration with the artists – May 11 (6:30pm) – SFU Woodward’s – FREE
Kabuki Dance Class with FUJIMA Shôgo – May 12 (1pm) -Scotiabank Dance Centre – $20