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Host / Nakamura Kazutaro I

Challenges of Modern Kabuki
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Mar. 1, Wed. 4:30 / 8:30 / 16:30 / 22:30 (UTC)
Mar. 29, Wed. 4:30 / 8:30 / 16:30 / 22:30 (UTC)
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This time on KABUKI KOOL, we move away from the classics to look at two modern kabuki plays. Actor Nakamura Kazutaro explains the challenges of performing new works.
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Ichikawa Somegoro VII
Ichikawa Somegoro VII
Kabuki actor
No knowledge needed. First, just enjoy the sights and sounds. Soon you'll love the powerful acting, the delicate dancing and the unique music.

Nakamura Kazutaro I
Nakamura Kazutaro I
Kabuki actor
Nakamura Kazutaro I (b. 1990) is the son of Nakamura Ganjiro IV and Japanese classical dancer Azuma Tokuho II. He is also the host of a traditional music / talk program on NHK radio.

Haruka Christine
Haruka Christine
Born and raised in Switzerland
I always wanted to see kabuki, but have never had the chance. So I am a beginner too! Let's go and explore the dazzling spectacle of kabuki together!


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