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Experience what it's like to act out a sword-fight!

March 25, 2017

 

Kabuki Workshop / Sword-fighting Experience. Vol.1: Dontappo

 

Ever admired the heroes and heroines in action movies, or the knights in fairy tales? Ever played make-believe and pretended to sword-fight? Come join our Sword-fighting workshop!

This workshop will introduce you to the charms and fascination of tachimawari fight scenes in kabuki. Each of you will then hold a real prop sword and act it out on stage! As our special instructor, we will invite Ichikawa Enshirō, a real kabuki actor who appears on stage during the Kabukiza’s April performances. He is experienced both in acting and in choreographing fighting scenes for various popular kabuki plays.

The art of tachimawari involves heroic and thrilling action, presented through a series of aesthetic, stylized movements. The flowing movements are synchronized with the backstage music and the sound of striking clappers against a wooden board. The music, sound and actors’ movements together complete the beautiful fighting scenes of kabuki.

Of the many types of tachimawari, this time we will introduce one-on-one sword-fighting choreographed to Dontappo, a type of offstage music typically heard in fight scenes.

We have a very limited number of tickets --- Do not miss this extraordinary opportunity!


【Kabuki Workshop】

Sword-fighting Experience. Vol.1: Dontappo


Date:
Sunday, April 23rd

Time:
You can choose from the three sessions below.
11:00AM/ 1:30PM /3:30 PM
Each session is approximately 1.5hours.

Doors will open 15 minutes before the session.

Tickets:
4,500 JPY

Available online from March 31st ! 
http://www1.ticket-web-shochiku.com/en/

Location:
Kabukiza gallery (Direct access from Higashi Ginza Station Exit 3)
Kabukiza Tower 5F, 4-12-15 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104-0061

Notice:
Please bring a belt to hold the swords at your waist.
Comfortable shoes and clothes are recommended.
We ask for your understanding in advance that you will be asked to take off your shoes when acting out the moves on the stage.

 

 

Makumi( Single Act Ticket ) : Kabukiza (Tokyo) March 2017

March 3, 2017

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Kabukiza Theatre (Tokyo)
 March 3 (Fri) - March 27 (Mon), 2017

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Time Schedule : Kabukiza (Tokyo) March 2017

March 3, 2017

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Kabukiza (Tokyo) 2017
March 3 (Fri) - March 27 (Mon), 2017

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Watch a male actor change into a female character right before your eyes!

March 2, 2017

 

In kabuki, all roles, including female ones, are played by male actors. The actors who specialize in female roles are called onnagata (女方 onnagata) and their art lies at the heart of kabuki’s aesthetics.

On March 25th, a special event to commemorate the performance of ‘Hyōen 2017’ “BASARA” will be held at the Kabukiza Gallery.

In the event, Ichikawa Emiya, one of the famous onnagata actors who will be performing in “BASARA” will show you the secrets of the onnagata’s art!

There will be a talk show about ‘Hyōen2017’ “BASARA” and after that, Ichikawa Emiya will transform into an onnagata, right before your eyes! He will put on kabuki makeup, wear the same costume he actually wore on stage last month, and show how he moves on stage! A special exhibition of the costume he will wear in “BASARA” can also be seen in the lobby.

Please don’t miss this special opportunity to see how the actors change into beautiful female characters!  


[Special event of ‘HYOEN2017’”BASARA”]

Turning into an Onnagata


Date: March 25th

Time: 6:30 PM

Tickets: 4,000JPY

Available on line from March 4th!

http://www1.ticket-web-shochiku.com/en/

Location:
Kabukiza gallery (Direct access from Higashi Ginza Station Exit 3)
Kabukiza Tower 5F, 4-12-15 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104-0061

 

 

 

Makumi( Single Act Ticket ) : Kabukiza (Tokyo) February 2017

February 2, 2017

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February 2(Thu) - February 26 (Sun), 2017

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Time Schedule : Kabukiza (Tokyo) February 2017

February 2, 2017

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Traditional cultural experience program for foreign visitors

January 14, 2017

 

                                         

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How about a personal encounter with the world of kabuki?
A traditional cultural experience program for foreign visitors will be held at the Kabukiza Gallery on February 12th! 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Date:
February 12th, 2017(Sun.)
 
Time:
1,13:00-14:30 (Reception starts 12:15-)
2,15:30-17:00 (Reception starts 14:45-)
*You can enjoy the exhibition space at the Kabukiza Gallery for 30 minutes before the program starts.
 
Price:
Free
 
Venue:
Kabukiza gallery (Direct access from Higashi Ginza Station Exit 3)
Kabukiza Tower 5F, 4-12-15 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104-0061
 
Capacity:
75 people each workshop (Advance application required)
 
Application:
(January5,2017 (Thu.) 15:00-
*If capacity has not been filled, we accept people on a first-come-first-served basis from 12:15 on the day
 
 
Organized by Arts Council Tokyo(Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture)
Supported by and in cooperation with Tokyo Metropolitan Government
Supported by Shochiku Co.,Ltd.
Inquiries: Tokyo Tradition Office, Arts Council Tokyo
Tel:03-5349-4541(10:00-18:00)
 
 
 
 
 

Check out the latest news on facebook!!

January 4, 2017
 
An official facebook page for kabuki by Shochiku started from January 1st.
 
Check out the latest news about kabuki and information on the theaters playing kabuki!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Notification of closing Kyoto Minamiza Theatre

February 20, 2016

 

We appreciate your patronage towards our performances.

We investigate whether we need to start construction for anti-earthquake reinforcement of
Kyoto Minamiza Theatre, so that we close it for a while.

It takes time before we can announce the future plan of the theatre.

We appreciate your understanding.

February,2016

Shochiku Co., Ltd.
Ticket Web Shochiku

Information about English guidance at Kabukiza (Tokyo)

February 27, 2015

You can get the English guide services (audio or caption, at selected theatres.) 

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March at Kabukiza Theatre

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March 3 (Fri) - March 27 (Mon), 2017 Tokyo

April at Kabukiza Theatre

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April 2 (Sun) - April 26 (Wed), 2017 Tokyo

May at Kabukiza Theatre

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May 3 (Wed) - May 27 (Sat), 2017 Tokyo

May at Osaka Shochiku-za Theatre

Area:Osaka

May 2 (Tue) - May 26 (Fri), 2017 Osaka