SOLD OUT Revealing Kabuki: Heisei Nakamura-za

July 14, 2004
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Kabuki theater critic Keiichi Tsukada and Heisei Nakamura-za actor Nakamura Nakanosuke discuss kabuki, one of Japan’s most vibrant theater forms.  The program is held in conjunction with Heisei Nakamura-za’s performance as part of the Lincoln Center Festival from July 17-25 and will include demonstrations of kabuki movement, makeup and costume, as well as a video presentation of a kabuki performance. 

The Heisei Nakamura-za kabuki troupe, led by Nakamura Kankuro V, one of Japan’s most famous kabuki actors who is widely known for his attempts to modernize kabuki and make it more accessible to contemporary audiences, performs regularly in Tokyo and Osaka.  For their Lincoln Center performance they will recreate an Edo period 545-seat shibaigoya (a traditional tentlike Japanese theater) and present Natsumatsuri Naniwa Kagami (The Summer Festival: A Mirror of Osaka). 

Followed by a reception.

Tickets: $25; Japan Society members & seniors, $20; students, $10. 

  • Wednesday, July 14, 2004
  • 6:30 pm