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Expert on Japanese theater arrives for ‘Honor’ concert

By Wayne Harada

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jun 01, 2014

~~<p><strong>David Furumoto</strong>, an expert in kabuki, Noh drama and odori (dance), is visiting from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he now is associate professor of theater and drama. He's participating in the weekend Kikunobu Dance Company's &quot;Honor and Perpetuation&quot; concert, playing its final performance Sunday at Kennedy Theatre.</p>
<p>We ran into him when he was dining with his theatrical buddy, <strong>Karen Yamamoto-Hackler</strong>, at Manoa's Tokoname restaurant. Furumoto said he is here for the 50th anniversary of the Honolulu-based dance school led by his sensei <strong>Gertrude Tsutsumi</strong> (theatrically known as <strong>Onoe Kikunobu</strong>). The company was among the first artists to perform at then-new Kennedy Theatre, named after the late President John F. Kennedy.</p>
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David Furumoto, an expert in kabuki, Noh drama and odori (dance), is visiting from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he now is associate professor of theater and drama. He's participating in the weekend Kikunobu Dance Company's "Honor and Perpetuation" concert, playing its final performance Sunday at Kennedy Theatre.

We ran into him when he was dining with his theatrical buddy, Karen Yamamoto-Hackler, at Manoa's Tokoname restaurant. Furumoto said he is here for the 50th anniversary of the Honolulu-based dance school led by his sensei Gertrude Tsutsumi (theatrically known as Onoe Kikunobu). The company was among the first artists to perform at then-new Kennedy Theatre, named after the late President John F. Kennedy. Login for more...



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