Kabuki Actor, Tamasaburo Bando, performed the Ryukyu Kumi Odori titled "Chifuijin Tanjo" in May at the National Theater in Okinawa. The photo is a copy of the Okinawa Times.
Center: Tamasaburo BandoLeft: Shigeo Miyagi
Right: Satoru ArakakiLeft (back row): Seigi Tamagusuku
Kumiodori is a theatrical performance where a story is carried out using Lyrics (Ryukyuan Poem), music (Ryukyuan Classical song) and dance (Ryukyuan Classical dance). It was created with Okinawan's indigenous performing arts and traditions as its basis, with influences from Noh and Kabuki in 18th Century.