[Hou-announce] Fw: An Evening of ´Nihon Buyo´ Dances from Japan

Hillary Greenslade hillaryrg at yahoo.com
Fri Jul 30 16:22:37 PDT 2010

Some of you folk interested in cultural dances may want to check out this 
of Japanese dance.  And it's free!  
For details, check out the link: 

Cheers, Hillary


An Evening of ´Nihon Buyo´ Dances from Japan  
This program is generously co-sponsored by the Consulate-General of Japan at 

Tuesday, August 3, 2010 
6:30 p.m. 
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston 
Brown Auditorium Theater 

Free and open to the public 
A reception to meet the performers follows the talk 

Nihon Buyo, which literally means ´Japanese dance,´ draws its unique blend of 
styles from Kabuki theater, Noh dramas, and folk dance traditions. Different 
from other dance styles which are more associated with daily life, Nihon Buyo 
was always intended to be stage entertainment. 

Two primary forms of movement characterize Nihon Buyo: the exaggerated, vivid 
rhythms of odori derived from the boisterous style of Kabuki theater, and the 
more introspective, circular movements of mai that find their inspiration in 
traditional Noh dramas. 

At this special Houston presentation, Erika Wakayagi and her troupe will perform 

five Nihon Buyo selections that have long been favorites among Japanese 
audiences. The Wakayagi School in Kyoto is one of the five renowned schools of 
Nihon Buyo. The Wakayagi style focuses on delicate posturing and elegant 

Erika Wakayagi began her dance training at the age of 3, and was awarded the 
honorable title Master of Nihon Buyo of the Wakayagi School when she was only 17 

years old.
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