2016 / Japan Foundation Lecture Series: Introducing Kabuki, Jan 19, 7:00PM

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Japan Foundation Los Angeles Lecture Series 32

Introducing Kabuki: History, Aesthetics, and Star Power

Tuesday, January 19, 7:00 PM

The Japan Foundation, Los Angeles, 5700 Wilshire Blvd, Suite100, Los Angeles, CA 90036

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Admission: Free

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The all-male kabuki theater has been around for more than four hundred years, and to this day it remains Japan’s most popular form of theater.

A unique theatrical genre that combines dance, music, dynamic action, and picturesque poses, kabuki has left a profound mark on Japan’s cultural memory, creating urban heroes, legendary characters, and iconic courtesans and princesses-not to mention a whole culture of stardom.

In her lecture, Professor Satoko Shimazaki, a kabuki specialist who teaches at the University of Southern California, will trace kabuki’s roots back to the seventeenth century and give a user-friendly introduction to its aesthetics and special pleasures.

This lecture is part of an ongoing series of kabuki events organized by The Japan Foundation, Los Angeles, which includes screenings of high resolution Cinema Kabuki at theaters throughout Los Angeles.