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National Theatre (Large Theatre)
March 2019 Ryukyu performance
The 30th Anniversary of His Majesty the Emperor Akihito’s Accession to the Throne
The 300th Anniversary of Kumiodori Performance
The 15th Anniversary of National Theatre Okinawa
〝Kumiodori and Traditional Ryukyuan Dance″

Performance Date: March 9(Sat.)

Performance Time: 1:00 p.m. - 3:55 p.m.
*End time is estimate and may vary.

【Part Ι】 Kumiodori
"Hedo no Ufunushi"

【Part Ⅱ】 Ryukyuan Dance
"Kubagasa no Hatomabushi"

【Part Ⅲ】 Kumiodori
"Nido Tichiuchi"

[Buyo] Miyagi Noho
[Uta/Sanshin] Nishie Kishun
[Taiko] Higa Satoshi
and others.

Tickets (Tax included)
Adult = 1st Grade 6,000 yen / 2nd Grade  3,800 yen
Student = 1st Grade 4,200 yen / 2nd Grade 2,700 yen
Seating plan

*Audio guide: No audio guide available.
*Subtitles: Available only in Japanese. Displayed on screen beside the stage.
*English synopsis is available. Please ask at the reception desk.

Booking Opens
Jan. 11, 2019

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Kumiodori and Ryūkyuan Dance
 Deemed as the quintessence of Okinawa, a treasure trove of performing arts, Kumiodori and Ryūkyuan Dance are full of fresh and mellow charms.
 This program celebrates the 30th Anniversary of His Majesty the Emperor’s Accession to the Throne, the 300th Anniversary of Kumiodori Performance, and the 15th Anniversary of National Theatre Okinawa. The excellent performers of the world of Ryūkyuan performing arts, ranging from the Living National Treasure who shows his consummate skills to up-and-coming young stars, get together and showcase the quintessence of the Ryūkyuan performing arts. Please look forward to it!

[Part 1] Kumiodori "Hedo no Ufunushi"
 After a long hiatus, this Kumiodori piece revived in 2005 at the Performance of National Theatre Okinawa. The story of to celebrate the 120th birthday of Hedo no Ufunushi, his children and grandchildren come together and perform dances for him. It is an auspicious piece consisting mainly of classical celebratory pieces.

[Part 2] Ryūkyuan Dance
 This part introduces “Zō-odori,” the dances created after the Meiji period. Through the five pieces that unmistakably reflect the natural features, manners and customs of Okinawa, please enjoy the charms of Ryūkyuan Dance depicting human nature and richly emotional nature and sentiment in a scrupulous way.

[Part 3] Kumiodori "Nidō Tichiuchi"
 This is a commemorable piece which was performed for the first time in 1719 as “Kumiodori” along with Shūshin Kaneiri at a banquet to entertain Sappōshi (imperial envoys from China). The words, music and dances dramatically lead the story of two orphaned children who try to avenge their father’s death.

in Japanese

National Theatre