2020 / Japan Foundation to present two Kabuki performances on screen at Aratani Theatre for free, Jan. 11

Cinema Kabuki: Triple Lion Dance (left) and The Courtesan Akoya.

The Japan Foundation Los Angeles presents Cinema Kabuki on Saturday, January 11, at 2 pm and 4 pm, at the Aratani Theatre in Little Tokyo, Downtown Los Angeles. Admission is free.

Since 2005, Kabuki production company Shochiku Co. Ltd. has released Cinema Kabuki which offers English speakers the unique opportunity to experience full-scale Kabuki performances by some of Japan’s biggest stars in high definition on the big screen with English subtitles.

This, however, is no regular film screening; Cinema Kabuki allows the audience to vividly experience the excitement of the live stage through the full use and wide-range capability of high-definition (HD) images and 6-channel sound.

Audiences can enjoy the authenticity of Kabuki as if they were sitting in the best seat of the Metropolitan Opera House.

Date & Time:
Saturday, January 11, 2020
@2:00pm (Triple Lion Dance)
@4:00pm (The Courtesan Akoya)

Aratani Theatre
244 S. San Pedro Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Admission: FREE
*Registration Required.
Click HERE to Register.

Title: Triple Lion Dance (Renjishi / 連獅子)

Featuring Nakamura Kanzaburo, Nakamura Kankuro, Nakamura Shichinosuke
Recorded live at Shimbashi Enbujo Theatre, Tokyo, 2007
55mins / Subtitled in English

Title:The Courtesan Akoya (Akoya / 阿古屋)  – U.S. Premiere
Featuring Bando Tamasaburo
Recorded live at Kabuki-za Theatre, Tokyo, 2015
93mins / Subtitled in English

For more information, visit: https://www.jflalc.org/ac-cinema-kabuki-011120