May 2001 Pix Theatre Performance

In May 2001, Master Kagami and his troup performed at the Pix Theatre in Lapeer, Michigan. This Daikagura troup performed the traditional "Lion Dance" and other juggling performances.

The Lion Dance (Kotobuki-shishi-mai)

This well-known dance involves a performer dancing while wearing a lion's mask. This dance is common in all areas of Japan, and is considered to have the longest history among Japanese arts still alive today. Photo courtesy of Cindy Green.

Lion Dance, Lapeer, Michigan. Photo courtesy of Cindy Green. May 2001.

Audience members aren't quite sure what to make of the Lion Dance Performers' venture into the seats! Photo courtesy of Cindy Green. May 2001.

Bob plays ragtime as Master Kagami and his troupe of jugglers perform
in Lapeer, Michigan at the Pix Theatre. Photo courtesy of Cindy Green.

Bob introduces Japanese performers as they accept
the audience applause.
R to L: Bob, Nyuuyoku-ya Sento, Master Kagami and his troupe. May 2001.
Photo courtesy of Cindy Green.

 

Traditonal Poses of the Ancient Art
of Japanese Juggling called Daikagura