Japan's Grand Kabuki in AmericaAdditional title: Sakura-hime azuma bunshoAdditional title: TsuchigumoAdditional title: Shibaraku
NamesCavett, Dick (Host)Bandō, Tamasaburō, V, 1950- (Performer)Kataoka, Nizaemon, XV, 1944- (Performer)Onoe, Shōroku, 1913-1989 (Performer)Onoe, Tatsunosuke (Performer)Ichikawa, Danjūrō, 1946- (Performer)Hermann, Jane (Interviewee)Grilli, Peter (Interviewee)Bowers, Faubion, 1917-1999 (Interviewee)Pronko, Leonard Cabell (Interviewee)Hoffman, Milton B (Producer)Grand Kabuki (Company) (Performer)
General Dance Video Archive
Dates / OriginDate Created: 1986
Table of ContentsPerformance excerpts include: Sakura-hime azuma bunsho (The scarlet princess of Edo), perf. by Tamasaburo, Takao, and others. -- B&w archival footage of kabuki performances. -- Tsuchigumo (The earth spider), perf. by Danjuro and Shoroku. -- Kojo (name-taking ceremony), perf. by Danjuro and others. -- Shibaraku (Just a moment!), perf. by Danjuro, Tatsunosuke, Tamasaburo, Shoroku, and others.
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZIDF 8750
TopicsKabukiDance -- Japan
GenresTelevision programsFilmed danceFilmed performancesInterviews
NotesCreation/production credits: Produced by Pacific Mountain Network. Producer/writer: Milton B. Hoffman. Director of photography/editor: Bill Snider. Host: Dick Cavett.
Physical DescriptionVideocassetteExtent: 1 videocassette (U-matic) (30 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 3/4 in.
DescriptionDocumentary on the 1985 U.S. tour of the Grand Kabuki, following the company from the Metropolitan Opera House in New York to Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., to Royce Hall at the University of California, Los Angeles. Company members and western scholars provide information and insights into various aspects of the art of kabuki, including its history, acting techniques, costumes and make-up. Appearing in interviews are kabuki actors Bando Tamasaburo, Onoe Shoroku II and his son Onoe Tatsunosuke, and Danjuro XII; as well as Jane Hermann of the Metropolitan Opera House, Peter Grilli of the Japan Society, kabuki expert Faubion Bowers, and theater historian Leonard C. Pronko. Performance excerpts are drawn from the repertory for the tour.
Type of ResourceMoving image
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: NYPY946052141-FNYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12175994Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 495e6700-9303-0138-ef7a-017efd240caa
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