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Shinoharu Rakugo: 4th Solo Tour 2014 in Singapore

Saturday, 14 June 2014


RAKUGO - A traditional Japanese sit-down comedy performance to be held two days in Singapore on 19 and 20 June. The first night will be conducted in Japanese and the second will be conducted in English. This sit-down comedy will be performed by Shinoharu Tatekawa, the third disciple of Shinosuke Tatekawa, who is one of the most famous Rakugo masters in Japan.


Shinosuke Tatekawa shows in Singapore. Photo: Vivid Creations


In 2011, he gave his first solo Rakugo performance in Singapore; and in 2012, he was invited to the Singapore International Storytelling Festival (SISF), where he was the only Japanese performer featured. He came back again to Singapore in 2013 and this year marks his fourth performance in Singapore.



Title: SHINOHARU RAKUGO: 4th Solo Tour 2014 in Singapore

Venue: YMCA Auditorium @ One Orchard (One Orchard Road, Singapore 238824)

Date: 19 June (Japanese session), 20 June (English session)

Time: 7pm (Performance starts at 7.30pm)

Duration: Approximate 1.5hours

Ticket: $25 (Buy from www.shinoharu.peatix.com), $30 (At the door)



Rakugo is best described as sit-down comedy in a story telling style which was established in the late 18th century. As a minimalistic performance art, a lone storyteller usually wears a kimono with a ‘sensu’ (paper fan) and a ‘tenugui’ (tiny handkerchief), and entertains by playing several characters on a ‘koza’ (stage).


There are usually more than two characters in each story and the performer plays both of them by skilfully switching the tone of his voice, his facial and body expressions. These stories are always smart and funny, and it is the rich usage of wordplay that makes Rakugo so enjoyable.


Get your ticket now at www.shinoharu.peatix.com


Shinoharu Rakugo: 4th Solo Tour 2014 in Singapore is brought to you by Vivid Creations.



Photos: Vivid CreationsPosted by Lester Boey in Arts & Culture on 14 Jun 2014


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