50th Takarazuka Buyoukai
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English Title: 50th Takarazuka Buyoukai
Japanese Title: 第50回記念 宝塚舞踊会
Romanized Title: Dai Gojuukai Kinnen Takarazuka Buyoukai
Troupe: Senka, Star, Cosmos
Performances: Grand Theater, 11/20
Available on DVD: No
Senka: Matsumoto Yuri, Todoroki Yuu, Kyou Misa, Kou Akemi, Ichihara Kei, Itsumine Aki, Miho Keiko
Star: Suzumi Shio, Yuzuki Reon, Tsurumi Mayuu, Yumesaki Nene, Shirotae Natsu, Kai Hayato, Asato Mao, Hishiro Yua, Makaze Suzuho, Seki Yurito, Kizaki Reo, Wakanatsu Ayame, Honjou Kureha
Cosmos: Oozora Yuuhi, Ranju Tomu, Hokushou Kairi, Nono Sumika
WARNING!! MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS!!
1. Nagauta: Hourai
Men ~ Kai Hayato, Asato Mao
Women ~ Shirotae Natsu, Wakanatsu Ayame, Hishiro Yua
2. Kiyomoto: Hanagatami
Kou Akemi, Ichihara Kei, Itsumine Aki, Miho Keiko
3. Nagauta: Mt. Kurama
Ushiwaka ~ Suzumi Shio
Monk ~ Tsurumi Mayuu
Tengu ~ Makaze Suzuho, Seki Yurito, Kizaki Reo, Honjou Kureha
Probably something to do with Minamoto no Yoshitsune growing up in the temple on Mt. Kurama.
4. Nagauta: Benkei on the Bridge
Ushiwaka ~ Ranju Tomu
Benkei ~ Hokushou Kairi
Tokiwa ~ Kyou Misa
The story of the first meeting between Minamoto no Ushiwaka, the boy who will grow up to be Yoshitsune, and the young monk Benkei who becomes his most faithful retainer.
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Yoshitsune ~ Oozora Yuuhi
6. Kiyomoto: Mt. Yoshino
Shizuka Gozen ~ Yumesaki Nene
The beautiful shirabyoshi Shizuka Gozen travels in secret to Mt. Yoshino to meet her lover, Minamoto no Yoshitsune. (Probably.)
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Yoshitsune ~ Todoroki Yuu
Probably something to do with the Minamoto (led by Yoshitsune) fighting the Taira at Yashima.
8. Nagauta: Shizu no Odamaki
Shizuka Gozen ~ Matsumoto Yuri
Shizuka Gozen is taken prisoner by Minamoto no Yoritomo and made to walk all the way to Kamakura. Then Yoritomo orders her to dance before him, his wife, and their friends, on a ceremonial occasion at Tsurugaoka Hachiman-gu. Her dance tells of the long walk to Kamakura, of her captivity, and of her love for Yoshitsune and her prayers for his safety.
A medley of children's songs.
- Announced 9/24/2009: Miharu Ayaka will not appear in the performance due to poor health.
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