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NOH MAI- JAPAN

Developed during the 13th century is an Asian “theatrical” dance form known as Noh Mai. This “theatrical” dance style is said to have originated in Japan, and was said to have been created by an artist called Kanami and his son Zeami. According, to tradition a Noh performance includes the enacting of five specially written […]

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PARASOL DANCE- JAPAN

Performed on a song called “Mikado” is a dance belonging to Asia known as Parasol.  This “umbrella” dance is said to have originated from Japan. Apparently, this dance has its root deeply embedded within the theatre arts of Japan. In addition, this dance is mainly performed at spring festivals. Furthermore, it has essentially been derived […]

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NIHON BUYO- JAPAN

Comprising elements of pantomime (i.e. form of musical comedy) is a dance style belonging to Asia known as Nihon Buyo. This “traditional” dance is said to have originated in Japan, and is said to have developed mainly during the 17th century. Apparently, this dance style has mainly been created to provide entertainment via stage performances. […]

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KABUKI- JAPAN

Comprising elements of “theatre” as well, is dance form originating from Asia known as Kabuki.  This “dance-theatre” is said to have originated from Japan, and is renowned for performers making use of extravagant make-up. Due to its abstractness this form of theatrical dance style is often interpreted as “absurd” by many. Furthermore, it has also […]

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