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Shinoharu Rakugo: 5th Singapore Solo Tour 2015

Thursday, 11 December 2014


Photo credit: Shinoharu Tatekawa (立川志の春)Facebook Page


Shinoharu Tatekawa, one of the up-and-coming Rakugo performers in Japan, will be back in Singapore and promises to pack a lot of laughs into his performances. His fifth solo tour in Singapore will be held two days at YMCA Auditorium @ One Orchard on 12 and 13 January 2015. After Singapore, Shinoharu Tatekawa will be staging his performance in Hong Kong where he hopes to expand his footprints in Asia and let more people know about the art of Rakugo.


* Rakugo is a form of traditional Japanese entertainment and can be best described as sit-down comedy in a story-telling style, established in the late 18th century.



Event: SHINOHARU RAKUGO: 5th Solo Tour 2015

Venue: YMCA Auditorium @ One Orchard
Address: One Orchard Road Singapore 238824
Date: 12 January 2015 (In Japanese); 13 January 2015 (In English)
Time: Door opens at 19:00 (Performance starts at 19:30)
Duration: Approximately 1.5 hours

Price: S$25 (Standard); S$30 (At-the-door)

Ticketing: http://shinoharu.peatix.com



Abour Shinoharu Tatekawa l Rakugo

Shinoharu Tatekawa is the third disciple of Shinosuke Tatekawa, one of the most famous Rakugo masters in Japan. As a minimalistic performance art, a lone storyteller usually wears a kimono (Japanese traditional clothing), uses a Sensu (paper fan) and a Tenugui (a 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: 5th Singapore Solo Tour 2015 is organized by Vivid Creations.



Source: Vivid Creations

Photos: Shinoharu Tatekawa (立川志の春)Posted by Admin in Arts & Culture on 11 Dec 2014


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