Traditional Japanese Dance

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The World of Suodori
(Traditional Japanese Dance Without Adornment)

- Learn About the Techniques of Traditional Japanese Dance -

The dancers wear a montsuki (simple kimono with a family crest) against the backdrop of a byōbu (folding screen), and use only a sensu (folding fan) as a hand prop – Suodori is a form of Japanese traditional dance in which the aesthetics are condensed in the unornamented dance form. It is said that, among all of the Japanese dance forms, Suodori maximizes the essential charm of traditional dance – the postures and movements, the artistry of the various positions of the dancers.
The National Theatre has been introducing audiences to the pleasures of Suodori dance through the years with the “Suodori no Kai” performance series, which started in 1991. After a hiatus of three years, we are resuming this popular Suodori program, starting with a new title: the World of Suodori.

Performance Date
Mar. 13 (Sat.), 2021

Performance Time
2:00 p.m. - 3:40 p.m.
* End time is an estimate and may vary.

Lecture :  Choreography and Depiction
Fujima Ranko / Fujima Ransho

Tomeiryu : Miyakodori
Fujima Ranko

Nagauta : Azuma Hakkei
Fujikage Shizue

Kiyomoto : Kashiwa no Wakaba
Onoe Bokusetsu

Jikata (Musical accompaniment) : 
Tomei Jishu / Tomei Gin'yoshi / Kineya Naokichi / Kineya Yusuke / Kiyomoto Yoshijudayu / Kiyomoto Yoshijiro and others
Hayashi (Percussion instrument):
Tosha Roko Renju

*Audio guide: No audio guide available.
*Subtitles: Avaiable only in Japanese. Displayed on screen beside the stage.
*English synopsis is available. Please ask at the reception desk.
*There will be an intermission.

Tickets(Tax included)
Adults = 5,000yen  /  Students = 3,500yen 
Seating plan 

Booking Opens
Feb. 11, 2021

Box Office
 0570-07-9900 (From overseas: +81-3-3230-3000) in Japanese and English (10:00~18:00)


Counter Sales at the Theatre
Feb. 12, 2021

in Japanese

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