Anonymous said: Hi i love your blog and have a question, but it is a very broad question,any way my question is firstly what are the different types of dance that each of the hanamachi specialize in? Is there a type of dance that describes the style of dance seen in all of the hanamachi? and lastly what are the more subtle differences in the style of dance between the hanamachi? Thank you!!
In Miyagawacho they study Wakayagi school of dance
In Gion Kobu there is Inoue school
In Pontocho they have Onoue school
In Kamishichiken they follow Hanayagi school of dance
and in Gion Higashi there is Fujima school of dance
All in all, every maiko and geiko study the Kyo Mai style of dance which was created for Kyoto female artists. It’s very delicate, expressive but for not-trained eye it seems to be a static style of dancing. Kyo Mai dancers (not only geiko and maiko) try to put emotions in their gestures and glances. Also, Onoue and Hanayagi schools come directly from Kabuki theatre, so some moves are similar as in kabuki performances.
The subtle differences can be found (seen!) HERE.
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