Shamisen & Odori: The Music and Dance of Kabuki at SFU Woodwards
In these wired times, a lot of creations last five minutes. So there is a mesmerizing feeling of time being suspended when you indulge in an art form that’s centuries old. In Shamisen & Odori: The Music and Dance of Kabuki, Saturday and Sunday (May 12 and 13, the latter a matinee) at SFU Woodward’s Djavad Mowafaghian World Art Centre, Vancouver’s TomoeArts brings in artists from Japan to perform the exquisite art of kabuki theatre. On the program is a 114-year-old duet featuring TomoeArts’ artistic director Colleen Lanki and master dancer Fujima Shôgo.