2017-05-03 23:59 #0 av: Expat-Tokyo

Kabuki |歌舞伎| är en klassisk japansk teaterform, som uppstod vid 1600-talets början. Kabuki är känd för sina kraftigt stiliserade dans-draman och för dess genomarbetade sminkning, den så kallade kumadori-sminkningen. Kraftfulla linjer i rött, blått eller svart är tänkt att understryka ansiktsmusklernas rörelser och symbolisera vissa rollfigurers grundläggande karaktär. (Wikipedia) Kommentar: "dans" har väldigt lite att göra med Kabuki, utanför den svenska wikipedia...

Om Kabuki kan berättas mycket. Vi väljer början av en text från Yomiuri Shimbun samt en fascinerande dokumentär från YouTube.

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By Tatsuhiro Morishige / Yomiuri Shimbun Staff Writer
In the 46th installment of this column, which was about “Defining kabuki,” I touched on the “Takizawa Kabuki” series as an example of performances by non-kabuki actors. I recently went to see “Takizawa Kabuki 2017,” which is running through May 14 at the Shimbashi Enbujo Theatre in Higashi-Ginza, Tokyo.

The star of “Takizawa Kabuki,” which has been held annually since 2006, is Hideaki Takizawa — one of the most popular members of talent agency Johnny & Associates. The show is entertainment-oriented but still incorporates an array of traditional Japanese arts. It is now in its 12th year, and set to surpass 600 performances.

“To be honest, I was surprised we’ve only reached 600,” Takizawa said in an interview. “I’ve started to get a strong sense of the splendor and glamour of traditional Japanese arts. And I have found myself entering the 12th year of the series.”

Takizawa, 35, played the role of Minamoto no Yoshitsune — one of Japanese history’s most tragic heroes — in one of NHK’s yearlong period sagas. Takizawa’s fine-featured face is well suited to such roles.

Läs färdigt denna featureartikel (och njut av dess bilder) här:
http://the-japan-news.com/news/article/0003648228