NTSC, Region Code All, 50 mins. Comes with English notes written by Robin Thompson. Filmed in the small hall of the National Theatre, Okinawa on 20th July 2015. Bonus footage (4) filmed at the second solo recital 'Masara' given by Yoshikazu Sanabe in the large hall of the National Theatre, Okinawa on 5th July 2015.
Winner of the 19th Annual Prize of the Japan Traditional Cultures Foundation. Yoshikazu Sanabe began studying Ryukyuan classical dance under Toshiko Matayoshi at the age of six. He is now a master (shihan) in the Seibukai school of Ryukyuan dance and holds the rank of successor in the Society for the Preservation of Traditional Kumiodori and the Society for the Preservation of Ryukyuan Dance. He has gained a reputation for his outstanding abilities in Ryukuan classical dance and theatre and the genres of popular zo-odoru and contemporary dance, and is probably the leading young exponent of Ryukuan dance today.
1. Nufa-bushi (Onna-odori) 2. Takadera Manzai (Nisai-odori) 3. Nanafu (Zo-odori) 4. (bonus item) Arafubana (contemporary dance)