We organize the following three performances
New Year competition for all schools of nihon buyo
This is a performance organized as a competition for rising, young dancers. A preliminary round is held each year in September, and dancers who achieve a high marks in the final round performance are presented with various awards, including the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology’s Encouragement Award. The competition is recognized for its role in training the next generation of dancers in the classic repertoire of nihon buyo, to continue performing and developing the classic repertoire.
With support from: the Agency for Cultural Affairs (as part of the Agency’s project for supporting artistic groups and nurturing artists)
The Japanese Classical Dance Association performance
Leading dancers who represent today’s nihon buyo come together from various schools to show their skill in three days of performances. Since the first performance in 1956, it has been held more than fifty times. It is the largest in scale among nihon buyo performances, and is noted for its high standard. Several pieces are filmed and broadcast by NHK.
Participating performance in the annual Tokyo Performing Arts Festival With support from: NHK
Performing a new piece
New works of nihon buyo are created based on classic dance techniques, and presented. Recent performances have included adaptations of a manga masterpiece and Western theatre, proposing new forms of nihon buyo born from a contemporary context.