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Onoe Kikunobu Dance Company: Communicating Culture and Traditions through Nihon Buyo

Info: Aug 7 • Sat • 7:30pm • Kennedy Theatre • $25 advance sales, $30 at the door • Tickets are available, beginning July 5, on line at www.etickethawaii.com, by phone at 944-2697, or visit any UH Ticket outlet (Stan Sheriff Center, Rainbowtique stores, and the UH Manoa Campus Center ticket office), service charges apply. Advance sales end at midnight the day prior to the first performance. At the door sales begin 1 hour before doors open. For more information about this show and for discount tickets to the entire August Days Dance Series call 956-8246.

The Onoe Kikunobu Dance Company, Inc.`s 14th Dance Concert , is dedicated to the memory of the late Bando Mikayoshi, one of the early major contributors and perpetuators of Nihon Buyo and Nagauta in Hawaii.

The concert is an authentic artistic presentation of Nihon Buyo performances parallel to those experienced in Japan. Participating artists include Hawaii artists: Onoe Kikunobu and the members of the Onoe Kikunobu Dance Co. Inc.; mainland artist: David Furumoto, professor of Asian Theater at the University of Wisconsin; and Japanese artists: Onoe Kikunojo II - Headmaster of Onoe Ryu based in Tokyo, Onoe Kikushiro - Master dancer and choreographer and direct assistant to Onoe Kikunojo II, headmaster of the Onoe School of Dance, Onoe Kikukata - master make-up artist and stage assistant specialist (Koken), Takamori Takao - costume consultant and speicalist for Kobayashi Costume Company in Kyoto, Okabe Toshiyuki - wig designer for the Osawa Wig Company in Tokyo.

Music will be provided by guest musicians; Darin Miyashiro, Yuma Totani, Ayako Masuda, and Yumiko Kubo. The concert will feature choreography by the late Onoe Kikunojo I, the late Fujima Kanjuro VI, Onoe Kikunojo II, Onoe Kikushiro and Onoe Kikunori.

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