When one talks about Japanese Performing Arts, it’s impossible to not mention 2 of the biggest classics – Kabuki and Noh.
Kabuki, being essentially Japanese Opera, is well-known for its elaborate costumes, stages and props. But what truly makes it stand out is how every single action performed at a Kabuki is highly stylised and exaggerated.
Every step, jerk, swagger and word uttered is done in a deliberately over-the-top manner that’s definitely memorable and attention-grabbing.
Noh is without a doubt, one of Japan’s oldest forms of performing arts. It is meticulous and careful, with every single element from the stage to the floors crafted to ensure that every performance is as effective as possible.
Noh’s most characteristic element is of course, the masks that every performer dons. Coming in a wide variety of designs from simple to elaborate, these Noh masks represent various characters and even emotions.
One of Japan’s most prolific performing arts actors is Ebizo Ichikawa XI. As his name implies, he is the Eleventh member of the prestigious Ichikawa clan to inherit the name of Ebizo.
Charismatic, talented and bold, he is the Producer of JAPAN THEATER; a production that aims to bring Japanese Performing Arts to the world in innovative new ways.
What new ways you may ask?
By bringing Kabuki and Noh together in one dynamic performance – and coming to Singapore this 14th – 16th November 2014!
This is an exciting showcase of awesome talent that’s a must-see for fans of Japanese Culture.
What makes this better is that we’re having a
TICKET GIVEAWAY CONTEST!
We’re giving away 3 pairs of VIP tickets (worth $185 each) to catch the show on the
15th November 7:30 pm the show timing has now been changed to 16th November, 3.30pm
Simply share this blog post and comment on what you like about Japanese Culture on Facebook by the 9th November, 6pm!
3 lucky winners will be announced on the 10th November – good luck!!
*Tickets are to be collected at WAttention Singapore’s office
*Winners will be notified by Facebook Private Message
PHOTO CREDITS: (C) SHOCHIKU/KENJI MIURA/SHINSUKE YASUI