- Performing Arts
- November 1 - 3, 2018
Contemporary Theater Series – Kinoshita-Kabuki “Kanjincho”
Kinoshita-Kabuki—a theater company pursuing new horizons for Kabuki, blurring the lines between classical and modern, and Japan and France—will make its first appearance at Centre Pompidou!
Kinoshita-Kabuki explores new possibilities for contemporary staging of Kabuki programs based on their historical context. In order to approach Kabuki from various perspectives, Yuichi Kinoshita, its president, has staged Kabuki performances directed by directors from different fields.
Following its premier in 2010, “Kanjincho” was staged as a complete recreation under direction and stage design by Kunio Sugihara in 2016. Yuichi Kinoshita, who supervised and revised the work, received various accolades including the New Artist Award at the ACA National Arts Festival.
This is a classic Kinoshita-Kabuki piece, which interprets the ancient checkpoint (sekisho) in “Kanjincho” as a conceptual border, and reconstructs the original story of loyalty into a multi-layered drama where the many boundaries of modern society intertwine.
November 1 – 3, 2018
The Japan Foundation, Centre Pompidou
Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture)
・Supervision and revision：
・Direction and stage design：
・In conjunction with：
Lee the 5th, Ryotaro Sakaguchi, Noemi Takayama, Yasuhiro Okano, Kazunori Kameshima, Hiroshi Shigeoka, Yuya Ogaki