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    Kabuki - Heron Maiden, 1920's. This is an Onnagata (male performer) as the Heron Maiden. The Heron Maiden is a narrative dance performed originally in the classical Noh Theatre. It was adapted for Kabuki in 1760. "In the darkness of night a white heron perches on a frozen lake. She is the haunting spirit of a girl who died of a broken heart, her soul too restless to ascend to heaven. Memories of love, passion, jealousy and the torment of hell are conjured by the dancer."



  • Ivett Montalván

    Heron Maiden, 1920s, Kabuki theatre. This is an Onnagata (male performer) as the Heron Maiden (Sagi musume). The Heron Maiden is a narrative dance performed originally in the classical Noh theater. It was adapted for kabuki in 1760.

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