We will invite Sennojo Nakamura who is known as a kabuki actor in Japan,
It will be held an kabuki event that is presented by Theatre Japan Productions INC at Resobox.
Kabuki is a classical 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 history of kabuki began in 1603 when Izumo no Okuni, possibly a miko of Izumo Taisha, began performing a new style of dance drama in the dry riverbeds of Kyoto.
The three main categories of kabuki play are jidai-mono (時代物, historical, or pre-Sengoku period stories), sewa-mono (世話物, domestic, or post-Sengoku stories) and shosagoto (所作事, dance pieces).
Jidaimono, or history plays, were set within the context of major events in Japanese history.
- Introduction about Mr, Sennojo Nakamura.
- Lecture about kabuki history
- Lecture abut a show that Mr,Sennojo Nakamura will perform at this time.
- (a name of program is Yoshitsune and the Thousand Cherry Trees)
- Short Kabuki dance performance of the program by Mr,Sennojo Nakamura.
- Q&A time about Kabuki
Time to have a Kabuki dance experience for audience!
About the Performer
Born in Tokyo in 1962, Sennojo grew up in a theater family in which his grandfather was a Kabuki actor and his father was the artistic director of a theater company called ZENSHINZA. As a child he received training in Japanese dance and KABUKI and performed in numerous plays.
In 1984, He became an apprentice to Namkamura Ganjiro ( present SAKATA Tojuro, national living treasure) and 1985, received the stage name of Nakamura SENNOJO and joind grand Kabuki troup. He began appearing regularly in kabuki performance at the Kabuki-za theatre and other main theatres throughout Japan. In 1997, he was promoted to the senior nadai rank of kabuki actors.
AWARDS; 13th JUSAN-YA-KAI awards for SAKURA-MARU in “KURUMA-BIKI”, 14th JAPAN ACTORS ASSOCIATION AWARDS, 15th JUSAN-YA-KAI awards for “HIDAKA-GAWA”, etc.
Recent credits include; UMEGAWA in “FUU-IN GIRI”, CHIYO in “TERA KOYA”,