Are you a fan of Kabuki and would love to take the stage yourself? If yes, then there is a perfect opportunity to do just that in Tokyo! The opportunity involves weekly lessons at Kabuki Taro for 6 months with the ultimate goal of performing live on stage at the end of it. Also, even though Kabuki actors are traditionally men, this opportunity is open to everyone and anyone.
Now you can truly experience a taste of what it is like to become a professional kabuki actor, which of course involves all the elaborate costumes, wigs, and the amazing makeup!
Kabuki is an internationally well-known dance-drama. Each individual performer or actor in a kabuki play is able to act, sing, and dance. They also come with a stage name which, for the most part, has been passed down from one generation to the next. Every actor has to live up to that name by embodying the style, spirit, and skill of the actor whom the name originated from. Thus, it is always a great honor when a person successfully becomes a professional kabuki actor.
Kabuki Taro is providing an amazing opportunity for everyone to go through a true kabuki experience. Each participant will endure 6 months of weekly training, along with their fellow kabuki classmates, under the supervision and wise instruction of Shijurou Tachibana, a profound kabuki actor. Participants also get to choose the role they would like to play in the main drama.
There are two plays to choose from: “Sugawara Denju Tenarai Kagami” (Fridays) and “Aoto Zōshi Hana no Nishiki-e” (Saturdays).
Training starts in July 2016 and runs until February 2017. Prices vary depending on the role you would like to play but it is definitely not cheap, with prices ranging from 100,000 yen (890 USD) to 1,300,000 yen (11,570 USD).
So, what do you think? This is most definitely an exciting opportunity for those that are serious about performing arts and have a deep passion for theater. So, if you have the time and money, and would love to take up Kabuki Taro’s offer, check out their website below!
Kabuki Taro Website*Japanese Only