Title: Fundamentals of Japanese Dance (Kabuki Dance)
Author: Hanayagi Chiyo
Translated by: Leonard C. Pronko and Tomono Takao

266 pages
ISBN 978-4-87601-845-1

Published (but not sold) by Kodansha Shuppan Service Center Ltd.
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Fundamentals of Japanese Dance (Kabuki Dance)

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CONTENTS OF FUNDAMENTALS OF JAPANESE DANCE

BEGINNING JAPANESE DANCE (pages 11-30)
An introduction to the background of Japanese Dance, the stage and dance platform, parts of the body and parts of the kimono.
Correct posture, Fundamentals of sitting, etiquette, bowing, standing, Kamae (Preparatory Poses), standing and seated Kamae for men and for women.

FUNDAMENTAL MOVEMENTS OF THE UPPER BODY (pages 31-78)
The head, eyes, chin, nose, cheeks, shoulders, chest, torso, three-part head movements, facial expression, arms, elbows, back, poses with back to audience, hands, wrists, fingers.

FUNDAMENTAL MOVEMENTS OF THE LOWER BODY (pages 79-98)
Hips (pelvic region), knees, center of gravity, bending back, feet.

FUNDAMENTALS OF MOVEMENT (pages 99-156)
Walking, Turning, Slide Step, the Beat (Rhythmic Stamping).

FUNDAMENTALS OF PROPS (pages 157-244)
Fan, Tenugui, Staff, Sword, Vocabulary for Tachimawari (choreographed fights), Umbrellas, Hats.

FURTHER BACKGROUND MATERIAL (pages 246-266)
Costumes, dance structure, resume of Hanayagi Chiyo., index, bibliography.

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  • ABOUT HANAYAGI CHIYO
  • THE BOOK
    • BEGINNING
    • UPPER BODY
    • LOWER BODY
    • MOVEMENT
    • props
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