JAPANESE CLASSICAL DANCE (NIHON BUYO)

The history of Nihon buyo
Nihon Buyo is different from most other traditional dances. Nihon Buyo is a refined dance that has been improved throughout four centuries. There are four parts to Nihon Buyo, the most significant part being Kabuki Buyo. Nihon Buyo was created directly from Kabuki Buyo before it became theater. The second part of Nihon Buyo is Noh. Nihon Buyo takes a few key elements from Noh such as the circular movements and the tools that they incorporate in the dances. The third part of these dances comes from the folk dances. They took the spinning and jumping that is used in folk dances and has incorporated it in Nihon Buyo. The last part came from a mixture of European and American culture that is found in Japan today. Today, with the combination of these dances we have Nihon Buyo, a refined dance that has become an art form made for entertainment on stage.

A dance (Mai) that dancing is a coined word by Shouyou Tsubouchi and Genichiro Fukuchi and is a traditional dance of Japan and the thing which put dances (dance) together. It came to be used widely since it was used in "new opera theory" (1904) of the show you.


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