Shimogamo Shrine Performance – 3rd Day of Urban Dionysia

The Διονύσια τὰ ἀστικά ‘Urban Dionysia’, are the last Dionysian celebrations of the Hellenic lunar calendar. They close the yearly events in boreal spring – austral fall – with other rituals, dances and performances. Each day of the Dionysia, I introduce, with only one sentence, a piece of performance art from anyone in the world, at any moment of history, accessible online, and that I want to share. This includes: theatre, opera, dance, body art and cinema.

The third sharing is excerpts of a performance that I recorded in Kyōto during a wedding ceremony at the【下鴨神社】 Shimogamo shrine. It is obviously a blend of bugaku and folk dance with taiko drum where agreeable and warlike arts not only alternate but also seem to answer each other.

Here is the 【list of previous sharings】 for the Urban Dionysia.

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