Kabuki Theatre on Film: "Shunkan"

Event has passed (Sun Jul 21, 2013 - Sun Jul 21, 2013)
Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California
Movies, Theater, Performance Arts


Interested in Kabuki? Join us for a special class, focusing on a video of the Kabuki drama, "Shunkan." Taking its theme from "The Tale of Heike," the play features an all-star cast in one of Kabuki's most heart-rending tragedies.

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Shunkan, Naritsune, and Yasuyori have been exiled to Devil's Island for plotting against Kiyomori, the leader of the powerful Heike Clan. After three years, two envoys from Kiyomori arrive by ship to announce a pardon--but only for Naritsune and Yasuyori. Will Shunkan have to spend the remainder of his days on this lonely, forsaken island? (synopsis: http://www.kabuki21.com/shunkan.php)

In Japanese with English translation. Class is free and open to the public. 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").

What is Kabuki? Visit here for a good introduction:

Presented by JETAANC Kabuki Club:

Co-sponsored by Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California: