Discover fascinating insights into traditional Japanese onnagata with kabuki actor Kazutaro Nakamura who performs as Richard III in Sandaime Richard. He will introduce this iconic art form and show why onnagata – male actors who play female roles in kabuki theatre – are still revered as cultural icons in Japan today. You will also get a chance to learn more about how the feminine is stylised and manifested in kabuki – from the vocal expressions, to the stance that suggests the female body, to the delicate movements.
In Japanese with English translation.
When: 30 Aug 2016, 7pm