From Wednesday 16 September 2009 to Saturday 19 September 2009
Shochiku Grand Kabuki 2009 at the Opera de Monte-Carlo
With its history for over 400 years, Kabuki is one of Japan’s finest cultural assets.
Recent international tours have included such world-famous theatres as the Opéra Garnier and the Palais de Chaillot in Paris. And now it is to be hosted by the glittering principality of Monaco.
Opéra de Monte-Carlo
16th - 19th September,2009 18:00 (doors open at 17:30)
16th september :
17th september :
18th september :
19th september :
Plays: ‘Kagamijishi’ and ‘Narukami’
Principal Actors: Ichikawa DanjÅ«rÅ XII, Nakamura TokizÅ V and Ichikawa EbizÅ XI
Tickets: SBM Phone: 00 377 98 06 36 36
While the samurai warriors preferred the refined NÅ theatre, the townspeople of feudal Japan (1603-1868)
loved Kabuki and it has continued to thrill audiences with its unique blend of stylised acting, dance and music.
The three characters which make up the word are ka which means “song”, bu which means dance and ki which
means acting skill.
“The Thunder God” is a chance to see Kabuki at its most spectacular:
“The Mirror Lion” is one of the most famous Kabuki dances: