Due to the current situation regarding the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, this event has been canceled!
A fresh wind is currently blowing in the Kabuki theatre in Japan. Innovative productions of contemporary Kabuki pieces are being performed that are on par with classical performances. In August 2018 NODA Hideki staged his version of the classic "Sakura no mori no ankai no shita" (In the forest, under the blossoming cherry trees) at Kabuki-za, followed in September by the Indian epic "Mahabharata" (Great Story of the Bharatas) directed by MIYAGI Satoshi.
The Kabuki expert Prof. HASEBE will provide in his presentation an overview of the various forms of Kabuki theatre of today, and deal with the influence of Kabuki in Europe.
Prof. HASEBE Hiroshi: Theater critic. Professor of Intermedia Art at the Tokyo University of the Arts. Member of the Kinokuniya Theatre Award Specialist Commission. Publications include: "Genius and Master: NAKAMURA Kankuro and Bandō Mitsugorō", "Glamour of Kikugorō" (Bunshū Shinshō), "Courtesy of Kikunosuke" (Shinchōsha) Co-author of "Dramaturgy Techniques" (Chikuma Bunko), editor and author of: "Bandō Mitsugorō: Enjoyment of Kabuki" (Iwanami Gendai Bunko). He also participated in the work of Y. NINAGAWA's "Ninagawa -Twelfth Night" (2015 premier in Tōkyō, 2018 performance in London) and MIYAGI Satoshi's "Mahabharata" (2018 premier in Tōkyō).