Tamasaburo Bando performs Kabuki Dance
Bando, Kabuki’s greatest performer of female roles,
appearing in classic kabuki dance stories.
Performed at Tokyo’s Kabuki-Za Theatre, Tamasaburo is seen
in this series at the height of his powers as a dancer.
is world reknowned for his performances in film and on stage with Maurice
Béjart, Mikhail Baryshnikov and Yo-Yo
Ma. Now in this staging of one of the great classics of Japan,
Tamasaburo shows himself to be a consummate artist of the Kabuki
This series of DVDs features an excellent, comprehensive
English language commentary by Oxford University
scholar Paul M. Griffith explaining the history and details
of the play and of the performance.
“ …who will forget Tamasaburo, with hands like long
translucent carvings?” New York Times
“ …one of Japan’s greatest stars,” Maurice Béjart
“ I have just seen a great actor…” The Guardian
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