Do not miss this rare opportunity of catching renowned storytellers from Japan and Singapore perform on the same stage! Shinoharu Tatekawa, one of the up-and-coming Rakugo performers in Japan, is back in Singapore again coming June to stage an all-English show along with Kamini Ramachandran. This marks the 6th time Vivid Creations is bringing him to Singapore to stage his traditional Japanese comic storytelling performance, thanks to popular demand.
Shinoharu Tatekawa is the third disciple of Shinosuke Tatekawa, one of the most famous Rakugo masters in Japan. A form of traditional Japanese entertainment, Rakugo is best described as stand-up comedy in a sit- down story-telling style, established in the late 18th century. As a minimalistic performance art, a lone storyteller usually wears a kimono (Japanese traditional clothing), uses a sensu (paper fan) and a tenugui (tiny handkerchief), and entertains the audience by playing several characters on a koza (stage).
As the story is being told, the storyteller gradually starts telling the story by acting as the characters in the story, rather than telling it as the narrator. There are usually more than two characters in each story and the performer plays both of them by skillfully switching the tone of his voice, his facial and body expressions. These stories are always witty and funny, and it is the rich usage of wordplay that makes Rakugo so enjoyable.
SHINOHARU RAKUGO, featuring Kamini Ramachandran ~Storytelling from Asia~
VENUE: YMCA Auditorium @ One Orchard (1 Orchard Road Singapore 238824) DATES: 19 June 2015
TIME: 19:30 (Door opens at 19:00)
SHOW DURATION: Approximately 1.5 hours
TICKET PRICING: Online: $25* | At-the-door: $30* TICKETING URL: http://shinoharu.peatix.com
Performer: Shinoharu Tatekawa (Tatekawa-ryu Style Rakugo) Guest Performer: Kamini Ramachandran