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Japanese Kabuki Theatre on Film: Tribute to Shikan | Japantown

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Sunday, November 24, 2013 - 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE
Japanese Cultural Center (JCCCNC) | 1840 Sutter St, San Francisco, CA


Free Kabuki Film Screenings | Japantown

Kabuki is a classical Japanese dance-drama. Kabuki theatre is known for the stylization of its drama and for the elaborate make-up worn by some of its performers.

The Japanese Cultural and Community Center present free screenings of Kabuki theater on film with English subtitles and explanation for those who are lost. All ages welcome.

If you are curious about why Kabuki’s unique combination of drama, music, dance, and spectacle continues to entertain millions every year, “here’s your chance to see one of the finest Kabuki films ever made, free, amongst fans and experts who will gladly fill you in on all the social and historical aspects of the performance” (Flavorpill “Editor’s Pick”).

Sunday, November 24, 2013
Nakamura Shikan VII | Free Kabuki Film Screenings | Japantown

Join a special class focusing on the art and artistry of Nakamura Shikan VII, one of the greatest Kabuki performers of our time.

Designated a “Living National Treasure,” Shikan was beloved the world over for his sensitive portrayals of some of Kabuki’s most difficult roles. Join us as we study some of his finest dance performances on video and pay tribute to this Kabuki legend.

In Japanese with English translation.


Event Details


Cost: FREE
Categories: Theater & Performance
Address: 1840 Sutter St, San Francisco, CA

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