Workshop for Dancers, Actors, Everyone

A weekend of demonstrations and workshops in Japan’s classical performing tradition.

At Hamline University


LECTURE/DEMO (Hamline University Ballroom)
Fri March 23: 7:30pm Lecture/Demo and reception
An introduction to the world of kabuki for anyone with an interest in traditional Japanese performance. This event is FREEE

WORKSHOPS (Hamline University Dance Studio)
Sat March 24: ​ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm Workshop 1 
Movement in traditional Japanese performance geared to actors and dancers

3:00 pm - 5:30 pm Workshop 2
Kabuki vocal technique geared to performers

Sun March 25: Noon - 3:00 pm Workshop 3
Kabuki character and scene work. 

Fees: Friday's event is FREE. $90 for the all 3 of the workshops. Individual session rates and scholarships available.

For more information or to register contact: [email protected]

About David Furumoto (Onoe Kikunobuhide):

An expert in Japanese dance-drama techniques (kyogen, noh and kabuki,) David holds a Professional Certificate in Japanese Classical Dance from the Onoe School. He earned an MFA in Directing/Asian Theatre from the University of Hawaii where he received the Crown Prince Akihito Scholarship. He was a consulting director and led training classes in Asian theater for the EastWest Players Theatre Conservatory in Los Angeles. He regularly choreographs and directs in these traditions around the country including for Theater Mu, the Guthrie, Mark Taper Forum (Los Angeles,) Shakespeare & Co. (Lenox, MA,) Aurora Theatre Co. (Berkeley, CA.) He regularly lectures on kabuki theater at venues such as the Kennedy Center in DC and at universities around the country. David wrote and directed Wondrous Tales of Old Japan for the Children's Theater Company (1998-99), and was a Kabuki Consultant for CTCs The Last Firefly in 2016.

Co-sponsored by Hamline University's Depts of Music, Dance and Theater.
This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

Contact information

Green T Productions
Kathy Welch
Web site

Posted March 12