25 – 27 OCTOBER 2017
VENICE, CA’ FOSCARI UNIVERSITY
Workshop Traditional Dance from the Yamamura School
30 OCTOBER 2017
VENICE, TEATRO STABILE DEL VENETO GOLDONI
Performance Traditional Dance from the Yamamura School
Thanks to collaboration between the Intercultural Institute of Comparative Music Studies, Ca’ Foscari University, Venice, the Teatro Stabile del Veneto-Teatro Nazionale and the Japan Foundation, in late
October there will be two events featuring leading figures of the art of dance from the Japanese city of Osaka: a workshop and a performance by Yamamura Wakahayaki, a celebrated young dance master from the traditional Yamamura school. He will be accompanied by three musicians, led by Kikuo Yuji, a master of jiuta, a refined Japanese traditional music style dating from the 17th century. The programme will include chamber dances accompanied by small instrumental and vocal groups. In an intimate atmosphere, the dancer conjures up various scenes and characters through highly refined gestures, like small cameos in a meditative setting.