11. June 2022




Odin Teatret
Særkærparken 144
7500 Holstebro

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Kr. 120 / 60

Keiin Yoshimura, Japan

Performer: Keiin Yoshimura
Duration: 60 min. - Performed in Japanese


Mai is the awakening to soul. Mai is the prayer for the Supreme. Mai is the love of the Absolute.
And Mai is the beautiful nature of Japan.
With the Mai we will pray to ‘The One’ that the world
will be a place to live in peace and love.


Kamigata-mai was born and developed in the Kamigata (Kyoto-Osaka) region of Japan in the 16th century. It was based on the dance tradition of Noh and Kyogen, taking some elements from the puppet movements of Bunra- ku. Typically, Noh, Kyogen and Bunraku are performed by men, while the dances of Kamigata-mai are mainly performed by women.


  1. Yashima (15 minutes) is the name of a place where an historical battle was fought in In the dance, a monk crossing the landscape of Yashima sees a ghost of a warrior who had participated in the battle and who tells him how he died.
  2. The musical interlude (15 minutes) is used here to express the quiet tolling of a distant temple bell on a snowy
  3. Yuki (20 minutes) is one of the most popular jiuta The text tells the story of a Buddhist nun who has lived in a nunnery ever since she was disappointed by her lover as a young courtesan. The tolling of a tem- ple bell in the snow reminds her of her past sorrows.

Keiin Yoshimura is a performer, choreographer and art director of Kamigata-mai dance, head of Yoshimura Keiin Kamigata-mai Studio and of Kamigatamaitomonokai, based in Tokyo, Japan. Keiin started to practice both Japanese traditional Kabuki dance and western classical piano playing at 5 years old. In 1974, she graduated from the Musashino University of Music. She has prac- ticed Kamigata-mai with Yukio Yoshimura (5th head of Yoshimu- ra School) and Kisho Yoshimura (6th head), Noh Theatre with the great master Hideo Kanze and Izumi Mikawa (one of the living national treasures of Japan), and the traditional martial arts Ken- do and Kyudo. In 2000, she started the “Japan-India traditional performances exchange program” and since 2011 she is a Yoga Sironami (a teacher of yoga) and a teacher of Motoyama Merdien Exercises for Ki Practice.

3 - 12 June 2022

An international theatre festival for women in contemporary theatre. This year’s festival theme is
The Splendour of the Ages
Theatre - Women - Courage

The Transit Festival has existed since 1995 and it is part of The Magdalena Project, an international network of women in theatre created to enable women to produce work that more profoundly reflects their own experience. The festival is directed by Julia Varley, actress of Odin Teatret.