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Bugaku: Japanese Court Dance Andrew Busboom Meghan Orga Alyson Brands
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Bugaku is a style of courtship dance in Japanese culture that is associated with Gagaku, the court music. QuickTimeª and a TIFF (Uncompressed) decompressor are needed to see this picture.
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History Bugaku is more than fourteen hundred years old, making it the oldest continuing tradition of court dance Bugaku flourished during the 9th century, the Heian period It spread from Kyoto to central Japan then throughout Honshu From that time through the Kamakura period (1185-1332) bugaku was the major performing art in Japan Gagaku's popularity had slowed down by the end of the Kamakura period
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History: Changes Over Time Because Bugaku has been around for a long time and has been adapted by many different cultures, aspects of this dance have adapted many different styles and forms Example: The first bugaku masks made during the early Heian period had a naturalistic look but by the end of the Kamakura period their appearance had become very stylized QuickTimeª and a TIFF (Uncompressed) decompre are needed to see this picture QuickTimeª an TIFF (Uncompress are needed to see
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Imperial Court: Family •The Japanese Imperial family is the oldest hereditary monarchy in the world •The family crest is the kiku, or chrysanthemum •The role of the Emperor (and occasionally the Empress - there have been 8 to date) has varied in importance • Considered a divine being until the end of World War II, the postwar Constitution made him the "Symbol of the state” •He plays a largely ceremonial part in the life of the nation. QuickTimeª and a TIFF (Uncompressed) decompressor are needed to see this picture. QuickTimeª and a TIFF (Uncompres ed) decompres or are needed to see this picture.
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Imperial Court Bugaku developed a style unique to Japan as the official performing art of the imperial court This tradition was inherited throughout the medieval and early- modern ages by Buddhist temples and Shinto shrines, as well as court aristocrats in their individual annual events At the court, which puts a special emphasis on customs and manners, the bugaku costumes also reflect a strong traditional
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