Iwami Kagura: Riveting dramatic interpretation of ancient Japanese myths

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Performing Arts

Sep 201216
2:00p.m. - 3:30p.m.

Center for Puppetry Arts
1404 Spring Street NW
Atlanta, Georgia, 30309
United States


The Consulate General of Japan will present a free performance of Iwami Kagura, a dynamic form of ancient Japanese dance renowned for its splendid costumes, amazing special effects, pulsating drum rhythms, and melodic flute. Iwami Kagura was originally performed by Shinto priests at the yearly autumn festival as a sign of gratitude to the Shinto gods for their help in producing a bountiful harvest. This performance will mark the first time this art form has been showcased in Atlanta. The tour consists of a group of thirteen performers and musicians from the Iwami Kagura Shinwa-Kai in Masuda City, Shimane Prefecture.

Date:               Sunday, September 16, 2012 at 2:00 pm

Cost:                Free admission. RSVP is required and can be made by registering at www.puppet.org/kagura

Phone:             404-240-4300

Email:              info@aa.mofa.go.jp

Website:          http://www.atlanta.us.emb-japan.go.jp/kagura.html

Location:         Center for Puppetry Arts
1404 Spring Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30309

 

 

 

 

cgjatl . Last modified Aug 09 2012 9:10 a.m.


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