第一部 19:00〜19:30 (5曲)
第二部 20:00〜20:30 (5曲)
This dance is a happy dance. It is the first dance get a concert or celebration. (Priest/Priestess Costumes) This auspicious dance is customarily performed at the beginning of the programs at festivals. The elderly people’s dances (Rojin Odori) theme is the celebration of longevity and a plentiful progeny. It was frequently performed before the king in the age of the Ryukyuan Kingdom. Kagiyade Fu in its standard version is performed by an elderly man or coupie, although it is sometimes performed in contexts by young people.
This is one of the youth dances. During the Kingdom era, traveling toward Satsuma(Kagoshima) or the Edo(Tokyo) capital of Japan. The dance shows the strong spirit of young men.
As presentations of life in the Tancha hamlet of Onna Village, the performance involving young couples constitutes a wonderful Zo or popular dance performance. The man carry oars, while the woman hold a basket of woven straw (baaki) to carry the catch and sell that it entails.
This dance was created in Hatoma island, Yaeyama and it was rearranged to a faster tempo by an Okinawan actor/dancer “Mr. Ihara”. This dance is a creative dance
that celebrates a year of fruitfulness and abundant crops.
This is a duet dance depicting a young island boy and girl who put their hearts into their dancing to express their love. Today, this dance has many fans.
Meaning “four bamboos”. Which are the castanets that the dancers hold to click in time to the music. The castanets original function was to be used for ritual purification of an area where celebration was being held. Most commonly performed classical dance. The worn is called Hanagasa which means flower hat. Blue waves and bingata colors represent the Okinawan female spirit manifested in romantic love.
The dancers perform this with garland made from red and white flowers. The woman dancers pick up cherries from the Shirashihai river. They make a lei to give to their love ones.
This dance expresses joy of a good harvest crops.
This dance is about a beautiful girl seeing her lover off at Naha Meigusuku Port. This is supposed to be a fairly sad dance.
This dance expresses the joy of the big catch.
UMI NO CHINBORA
This dance is a funny dance. “Chinbora” is a kind of shellfishes, it has a bad form. There was a plain looking girl like Chinbora. The dance compare the girl and a shellfish.
Brave Lion dance is to beat evil vibe and bring happiness.
AI-AI-GASA (Sharing umbrella)
Sharing umbrella is symbol of love each other in Japan. This is dance of love.
KASANO HATOMA BUSHI
This dance was created in Hatoma island, Yaeyama and it was rearranged to a faster tempo by an Okinawan actor/dancer “Mr. Ihara”. This dance is a creative dance that celebrates a year of fruitfulness and abundant crops.
I will express the love of men and women of mutual affection.
Dancers are celebrating the island of Kurushima in Yaeyama.
(An island below Okinawa) It describes the festivals held on the island and reminds that although Kurushima is no larger than a drop of rain, the island is blessed by nature and enjoys a plentiful crop every year.
ME NU HAMA
This is one of the youth dances. The dance shows the strong spirit of young men.
“Ichariba chode” means “Once we meet and talk even by chance,
we are brothers and sisters”. This dance incorporated elements of and karate.
TAIKO BAYASHI (Modern)
A lively dance performed by four women two with drums and two with sticks.
SHO-CHIKU-BAI(Pine tree, bamboo and plum)
Pine tree is evergreen, represent long life and celebration. Bamboo represent honest and genuine, Plum is gorgeousness. This is the dance to cerebral new year.
Higasa is a parasol. This dance shows a girl goes to see a beloved person joyfully.
A man was on the southern ocean far away from his home and made this song to think about his home town.
SYUKUGA NO MAI
This is a dance of celebration.
Watched over plovers from the window of Inn on his journey. He’s missing his girlfriend who left behind his hometown by beautiful birds and it’s singing.