On Monday, December 3rd, for the first time ever in Scotland, at Edinburgh’s Pleasance One theatre, a Kyo Mai Inoue Ryu Master and designated living National Treasure will perform a unique collection of dances developed in old capital of Kyoto during the Edo period. Kyo Mai is based on the elegant movements found in Noh, but also incorporates dance elements found within Kabuki.
The event will begin with a dance performance from Inoue Yasuko. Following her dance, a short documentary will be shown to elaborate on the ancient dance and provide a brief history of this performing art. Finally, the event will close with a dance performance from ‘National Living Treasure', Inoue Yachiyo V. Both of the dances will be have stringed musical accompaniment, provided by Shamisen and Koto, so lovers of traditional Japanese music are also sure to enjoy the event.
Tickets for the event are free, however registration is necessary. For more details please see here.
This is a rare opportunity to see a traditional performance art of this calibre outside of Japan, so don’t miss out on this great opportunity.
【Event Notice】 Traditional Kyo Mai dance performance coming to Edinburgh with National Living Treasure, Inoue Yachiyo V.
October 31, 2018