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Kabuki

Jasmine Archibald Rosalynn Ordonez


Sofia Briceno Zeanne Timbol

Japanese Dance Culture


History of the form

Okuni,also known as
Izumo no Okuni. Japanese
dancer who is credited
as being the founder of
the Kabuki art form.

Okuni, statue in Kyoto, Japan.


Who dances?

Only male from certain


family lines.

What is the reason why


they changed it into
male performers (cross
dressed)??
Kabuki Dancer.
The original emphasis

Was collective:Okuni
organized a troupe of
dancers and began to
elaborate her
performances with
props,plots, and musical
instruments.
Religious origins

Okunis first
performances may have
been based on the dances
stages at temples and
shrines to please the
gods.

Okuni in costume as a samurai


Sexual or sensual connotations?

Sensual connotation
because most of their
stories are about love.
Description of the Dance

There are two kinds of Kabuki Dance Technique:

Monomane
Mitate- prop

Movement: Stylized and significant

Space- combination

Meaning: Every character conveys story.

Examples
Elements of Kabuki

It is divided into three overall categories:

Jidai-mono
Sewa mono
Shosagoto - Onnagata: famous
Accompaniments
Speak monotone voice in their language accompanied by:
Traditional Instruments
Percussion
String
Wind
Costumes

Mans ceremonial costume with large sleeves (suo) and pants (hakama).
Costumes and face Make Up

Realistic clothes
Magnificent Robes
Full white painted face with a combination of colors and
line
Beeswax
Makeup is very detailed
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1N9rwHO88Es
Kabuki dance-Bando Tamasaburo
Evidence of Oppression

Pearl Harbor

December 7th, 1941


Surprise military strike by the imperial Japanese Navy
Air Service
President Roosevelt signed an executive order
Evidence of Oppression

World War 2

February 9th, 1942


Americans with Japanese heritage were forced into
Internment Camps
Rounded 120,000 and put them into 1 of 10 Internment
Camps
Locations: California, Idaho, Utah, Arizona, Wyoming,
Colorado, and Arkansas
Expression of Japanese Culture

After WW2, Kabuki was briefly banned until 1947

Many rejected the styles and thoughts of past Kabuki

Rebirth
Stereotypes

Bad drivers
Racist/sour about World War 2
Watch anime
Eat sushi everyday
Super smart, good with math and technology
Bad at sports besides sumo wrestling
Evidence of privilege

Still considered a minority

Inhibit both ends of the economic spectrum

(in poverty and above it)


Evolution of Dance

Kabuki is now the number one dramas in Japan


Acculturation to US Culture

Popular mostly in Western Coast.

First Kabuki performance was on June of 1960 at New York.

Opportunities for people to really see what Kabuki are:

Kabuki Academy
Live Kabuki in Summer

In the U.S. Kabuki dance created easier stories and


performed in English.
Japanese Contribution to american culture

Americans live in a
multicultural society.
They have embraced
Japanese food, cartoons
and other cultural
elements because these
have attracted attention
and enriched lives.
Has the dominant/privileged class acculturated the dance of
this group?
Conclusion

How are we similar to the group?


Bibliography

http://dance.lovetoknow.com/Kabuki_Dance

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Traditional_Japanese_musical_instruments

https://classes.maxwell.syr.edu/soc248/japaneseintern.html

https://theculturetrip.com/asia/japan/articles/15/sterotypes/all/japanese/people/hate/

https://wwww.library.ca.gov/services/docs/japanese.pdf

https://sites.google.com/site/utnarukami/kabuki-theatre-3/a-brief-history-of-kabuki

https://www.fragrancex.com/fragrance-information/the-kabuki-story.html
Bibliography

http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/886239.shtml

https://www.britannica.com/biography/Okuni

Jonas, Gerald. Dancing: The Pleasure, Power, and Art of Movement. New York: Harry N. Abrams

in Association with Thirteen/WNET, 1992. Print.

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