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May 2019 Dance Performance
Echoing~Words~Body Part1
"Afterglow of the divine -Dancing between tradition and creation-″

Performance Date: May 25 (Sat.)

Performance Time: 2:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
*End time is estimate and may vary.

With “Words and Body” as its theme, “Echoing~Words~Body” is a performance series that shows the diverse appeal of dance, whether classical dance or modern dance, from Japan or from overseas.
“Afterglow of the divine”, with “divinty” as the key word, features traditional Japanese dance, Indian classical dance (Odissi), and Turkish whirling dance, as well as the premiere of a new contemporary dance work.

【Traditional Japanese Dance】
"Okina Senzai Sambaso"
(A Dance of Praying for Peace in the World and Rich Harvest)

 Okina: Bokusetsu Onoe
 Senzai: Juraku Hanayagi
 Sambasō: Kichizo Wakayagi
 Accompanists for Dancers: Tōsei Kineya, Katsuroku Kineya, and others
 Percussion Ensemble: Tōsha Rokō and others

【Indian Classical Dance】
 Mangalacharan / Batu / Pallavi / Pashati Dishi Dishi / Moksh

 Masako Ono / Sheersha Dash / Rashmi Bhat / Bishwa Bhushan Mohapatra
 Music performed by: Sangita Gosain, Budhanath Swain, Srinibas Satapathy,
 Swapneswar Chakraborty, Kshiti Prakash Mohapatra

【Turkish Dance】
(Whirling Dance of Mevlana)

 Konya Mevlana Band
 (organized by the Republic of Turkey Ministry of Culture and Tourism)

【Contemporary Dance】
"Hearing the Voice of the Sea of Life" (Premier)
 Kojiki Celebratory Dance with Mahler’s Fifth Symphony and Group Recitation
 Choreography and Direction: Akira Kasai, Costume Design: Midori Hagino
 Text: Kojiki – Creation of Ōyashima no Kuni and Descending from the Underworld –

 Ryōhei Kondo, Hana Sakai, Ikuyo Kuroda, Akira Kasai
 Hiroko Asami, Naoka Uemura, Mitsutake Kasai
 Yū Okamoto, Kaho Kogure, Yoshika Shinohe, Tomo Mizukoshi
 Group Dancing by Persephassa Eurythmie Gruppe
 Group Recitation by Tenshikan Reciters

Supervisor: Tatsuro Ishii

Organized by Japan Arts Council (National Theatre), Arts Council Tokyo (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture)
Supported by and in cooperation with Tokyo Metropolitan Government

Tickets (Tax included)
Adult = 1st Grade 6,000 yen / 2nd Grade  4,000 yen
Student = 1st Grade 4,200 yen / 2nd Grade 2,800 yen
(20% discount for the Disabled)
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
Feb. 11, 2019

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