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Archive listings for Kabuki

Work type: Dance or ballet.

T0853349528

Kabuki superstar Ebizo Ichikawa XI returns to Sadler's Wells following his hugely acclaimed performances in 2006. He brings with him both long tradition, as a direct descendant of the 17th century Ichikawa acting dynasty, and a thoroughly modern glamour that has helped win new audiences for this riveting and highly stylised art form. The programme is taken from the epic play Yoshitsune Senbon Zakura (Yoshitsune and the Thousand Cherry Trees), in which Ebizo - together with over 40 distinguished actors and musicians - gives a virtuosic display of Kabuki stagecraft. He takes on the dual role of Yoshitsune's loyal retainer and the enigmatic fox spirit, performing the dazzling sequence of stage tricks that has made this one of the most popular works in all of Kabuki. Dating from the early 17th century, Kabuki is a highly stylised performing art that employs flamboyant costumes, elaborate make-up and exaggerated body movements to create a sense of the spectacular. Combining acting, dancing and live traditional music, Kabuki is as rich as its heritage. Simultaneous translation headsets are included in the ticket price.Performer Ebizo Ichikawa XI.
4 Jun 10 to 15 Jun 10Sadler's Wells Theatre, Inner London :: V224
listing details L1997178979

T0402734600

Dating from the early 17th century, Kabuki is one of Japan's oldest and most magnificent art forms. This is a rare opportunity to see authentic Kabuki performed by Japan's most iconic performers. Kabuki is a highly stylized performing art that employs flamboyant costumes, elaborate make-up and exaggerated body movements to create a sense of the spectacular. Combining acting, dancing and music, and performed to live traditional music, Kabuki is as rich as its heritage. This visit features Kabuki superstar Ebizo XI, from the new generation of the famous Ichikawa family, who have set the standard for Kabuki performance for eleven generations, dating back to 1673. With his film-star looks, 28 year old Ebizo XI is one of Japan's most popular actors, credited for re-introducing Kabuki to new generation. He is accompanied on stage by over 30 actors and musicians. The programme features two classic Kabuki works: the visually stunning Fuji Musume, in which The Wisteria Maiden dances against a gorgeous backdrop of wisteria flowers; and Kasane, a dramatic tale of love, murder and revenge, famous for its beautiful musical accompaniment. English translation available. Presented in association with Askonas Holt.Producer Shochiku. Performer Ebizo Ichikawa XI.
31 May 06 to 11 Jun 06Sadler's Wells Theatre, Inner London :: V224
listing details L990499130

T0550247629

A special performance by the legendary Nakamura Ganjjiro II, one of Japan's Living National Treasures. In conjunction with the exhibition 'Kabuki Heroes on the Osaka Stage, 1780-1830'.
9 Sep 05British Museum, Inner London :: V0159572349
listing details L01138105809

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