Most recently presented by Onoe Ryu Dance Enterprises
“Dancer of Japan”
Sunday, January 14, 2018 at 2PM
The Kennedy Center
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Japanese classical dancer and choreographer Onoe Kikunojyo III returns to the U.S. as the Grand Master (Iemoto) of the prestigious Onoe School of Dance, Japan. The Extended Onoe dance family is honored to celebrate the renewal of the Terrace Theater as the embodiment of international friendship and shared artistic passion.
Onoe Kikunojyo combines elements of classical Noh and Kabuki, imbuing them with new levels of discipline, power, and creativity. A dance ensemble of four, direct from Tokyo, performs a series of dramatic dance theater portrayals of legendary events associated with the cultural icons Benkei, Dojoji, Sukeroku, and Kaga-manzai. Inspiration for this performance is drawn from the 1979 opening performance of the original Terrace Theater by the Grand Kabuki Troupe of Japan. Brilliantly costumed dancers of the Onoe School of Dance who study and perform throughout the U.S. complement the program. The extended Onoe dance family is honored to celebrate the renovation of the Terrace Theater as the embodiment of international friendship and shared artistic passion.Performance Timing: Part One – 60 min.; Intermission – 20 min.; Part Two – 60 min.