Three Generation of Dance / High Bright
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English Title: Three Generation of Dance / High Bright
Japanese Title: 舞三代 / ハイ・ブライト
Romanized Title: Mai Sandai / Hai Buraito
Performances: Takarazuka Grand Theater, 1/1 - 1/30
Shinjin Kouen Performances: n/a
Three Generations of Dance:
Author/Director: Ueda Shinji
Composer: Terada Takio, Irie Kaoru
Choreographer: Fujima Kanjuurou
Conductor (Takarazuka): Nomura Youji
Conductor (Tokyo): n/a
Author/Director: Yokozawa Hideo
Composer: Takai Yoshizumi, Nakamoto Kiyozumi, Yoshizaki Kenji, Kosaka Tsutomu
Choreographer: Oka Masami, Sasaki Kazuo, Yamada Taku, Tom Molinaro, Ootaki Aiko
Conductor (Takarazuka): Mizoguchi Takashi
Conductor (Tokyo): n/a
Available on DVD: No
Available on Blu-Ray: No
DVD Scene/Music Cuts: n/a
|Akishino / Harukata||Amatsu Otome|
|Ayae / Wakakusa||Kuroki Hikaru|
|Harunaga / Kasumi||Miyama Shigure|
Other Cast: Koyanagi Hizuru, Tani Chizuru, Hinatsu Yuri, Sugi Shikiko, Takigawa Sueko, Suma Nagisa, Sasa Junko, Yashioji Mari, Yutaka Minoru, Hiina Tomoko, Maruyama Midori, Yae Harumi, Oomi Ryuuko, Tatsumi Hiroki, Nanjou Miho, Fuji Mayumi, Mari Kaoru, Suga Harumi, Tatsumi Chizuko, Chigusa Mikage, Kawaji Masa, Kagayaki Michiru, Chizawa Emi, Fuzuki Terumi, Mizu Hayami, Dai Takiko, Haruna Yuri, Shioji Asako, Machi Hikaru, Suzaku Hiromi, Hanakouji Jun, Mizunose Akira, Midori Tamaki, Yamaji Hiromi, Akira Yuuko, Enji Yuri, Ooyashima Kaoru, Izumo Yumi, Kyou Chisato, Shiho Noboru, Jou Saori, Chikubu Sayuri, Mayu Ako, Mari Annu, Kanou Yachiho, Kaya Makoto, Tsuki Juri, Sayo Natsumi, Jun Marika, Nami Chisato, Okitsu Masaki, Katsuki Mitsuyo, Maria Batista,Hisamatsu Kayo, Aozono Utage, Aoi Yuka, Asou Kaoru, Amanogawa Misuzu, Onozuki Hikaru, Takuma Minori, Tsuyama Noriko, Natsumi Youko, Houzuki Yayoi, Kozakura Maki, Mami Yuuko, Michinari Yutaka, Urara Mika, Uraji Natsuko, Shinju Miharu, Komatsu Miho, Ikuyo Hikaru, Natsushiro Miki, Minou Yutaka, Tsukimiya Risa, Shigi Misao, Ibuki Noboru, Asagiri Makiko, Sonoo Yukari
WARNING!! MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS!!
Three Generations of Dance
A Japanese dance performance to celebrate Amatsu Otome's 50th anniversary with the Takarazuka Revue.
In the early Edo Period, from the Kanei Era through to the Genroku Era, this is a tale of how dance is passed from parent to child through three generations.
In the Tadasu no Mori grove in Kyoto. It is a snowy winter day.
Tokudaiji Harunaga has put forth his son Mitsuharu to dance before the emperor, and chooses his most talented female pupil Ayae to partner him.
However, Akishino trusts her skills, and asks for another chance to prove herself, but because she has trouble breathing, she is beaten.
The reason for this is that she is pregnant with Mitsuharu's child. Then Akishino stops dancing, and together with another pupil, Kuretake, she leaves the Tokudaiji household.
Twenty years have passed since then. The place is Makuzugahara in Kyoto, and the season is summer.
Akishino had given birth to Haruhisa, and raised him along with Kuretake. He has grown up well, created a female kabuki troupe with his wife Chigusa, and they have a child called Harukata.
By chance, Haruhisa hears that the Tokudaiji family is holding exams for new pupils, and he takes them along with his dance friend Hanahiko.
However, Hanahiko is brokenhearted when he learns he has failed the exams, and he nearly commits suicide before Haruhisa is able to stop him. Haruhisa is injured in the struggle, a deep wound that means he can never dance again.
Ten years later, it is spring and the cherry blossoms are in bloom on Mt. Kinugasa in Rakusai, Kyoto.
An elderly Mitsuharu is disapppointed with the inept dancing of his pupils, so when his granddaughter Wakakusa brings him to watch a youth dance, he is shocked to see without a doubt that the magnificent dance is from the Tokudaiji style, and he inquires into the young man's lineage.
This child is Akishino's grandchild Harukata, and so also Mitsuharu's cute grandchild.
Mitsuharu apologizes to the old woman Kuretake, who has accompanied Harukata, for all of the hardships they have endured. Watching Wakakusa innocently pull Harukata into a dance, he is overjoyed to see that the successor for the Tokudaiji family is now settled.
A praise to light for the prologue, a gaudy oriental bridge, and a symphony of sound and light for the finale. A revue show with the theme of "light."
- Final performance for: Hisamatsu Kayo, Amanogawa Misuzu, and Sonoo Yukari.
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