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The art of Kabuki

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The art of Kabuki
Onoe, Kurōemon, 1922- (Dancer)
Onoe, Kikuzō VI (Dancer)
Bandō, Minosuke, VII (Dancer)
Gordon, Beate (Producer)
Grand Kabuki (Company) (Performer)
Gordon, Beate (Narrator)

Asia Society Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1969
Table of Contents
Make-up demonstration and explanation. - Two excerpts from "General Kumangi's Battle Camp". - Explanation of musical instruments used in Kabuki. - Demonstration of male vs. female gestures, and postures denoting facets of nature or emotion. - Excerpt from "The Maple-viewing picnic". - Choreographed sword fight and feats of strength.
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 8921
Shelf locator: *MGZIC 9-864 (former)
Dance -- Japan
Filmed performances
Filmed dance
Creation/production credits: A production of Channel 13/WNDT Educational Broadcasting Corp., Newark, N.J., 1969. Producer: Beate Gordon for the Japan Society. Director: Bud Myers. Narrated by Beate Gordon.
Funding: Preservation of this video was supported by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
Performers: Performed by Onoe Kuroemon II, Bando Minosuke VII, Onoe Kizuko VI, and members of the Grand Kabuki.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 videocassette (Umatic) (30 min.) : sound, color ; 3/4 in.
Type of Resource
Moving image
RLIN/OCLC: NYPY847010737-F
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12160171
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 99876f80-90de-0135-b121-457c6681f832
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The copyright and related rights status of this item has been reviewed by The New York Public Library, but we were unable to make a conclusive determination as to the copyright status of the item. You are free to use this Item in any way that is permitted by the copyright and related rights legislation that applies to your use.

Item timeline of events

  • 1969: Created
  • 2017: Digitized
  • 2021: Found by you!
  • 2022

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "The art of Kabuki" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1969.

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "The art of Kabuki" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed April 13, 2021.

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1969). The art of Kabuki Retrieved from

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The art of Kabuki