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Season 17 Episode 31

Japan Old and New [Part I]

Aired Sunday 11:30 AM Apr 30, 1972 on CBS
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Japan Old and New [Part I]
Ballet buffs are treated to a world premiere of a film featuring Japan's greatest living actor-dancer, Onoe Baiko, whom the Emperor recently named a "living national treasure." Film of the performance by Onoe Baiko of "The Salt Gatherer," an 18th century Kabuki dance based on a Noh drama about a simple local girl who loves a court noble during his exile to a remote island and her subsequent abandonment. Baiko also grants a rare interview explaining his art and the origin of the dance he performs with Faubion Bowers.moreless

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