Ikebana and Noble Flowers of Japan

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Ikebana and Noble Flowers of Japan

A demonstration of traditional flower arrangement and presentation of classical dances,
Shikunshi, Aki no Irokusa, and Shiki no Hana.

Ikebana is internationally known as the Japanese form of flower arrangement with a long history dating back to the 14th-15th century. For this program Ryusei-ha School Master Masako Gibeault will demonstrate the art, and discuss the aesthetics of Ikebana. Also to be presented, a kabuki dance, Shikunshi (the Four Noble Flowers) along with two works, Aki no Irokusa (Various Flowers in the Autumn), Shiki no Hana (Flowers in Four Seasons), choreographed by Sachiyo Ito. The program will conclude with a discussion on aesthetics of Japanese classical dance, as it relates to the theory of the “flower” in Kadensho written by Zeami (c. 1363 – c. 1443).

Guest Artist: Masako Gibeault,  Ryusei-ha School Ikebana Master SS-56-dancers
Dancejapan: Seiko Carter, Keiko Ikehata, Yuu Fujita, Maiko Hiroshima, Yumiko Matsuno, Mihane Sahara, Sachiyo Ito
Admission: $15 general, $10 senior & student.
SPECIAL OFFERCombined ticket for both programs (SS #56/#57): $25 general, $15 senior/student

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