Music kabuki

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Music kabuki

  1. 1. Kabuki Group 1: 8 – Czartoryski Reporting and PowerPoint by: Joshua John S. Cabal
  2. 2. Kabuki is a Japanese traditional theatre art that is performed in a stylized manner which combines acting, singing and dancing.
  3. 3. Kabuki plays are combined elements of Noh Drama and Folk Theater.
  4. 4. The term Kabuki in modern Japanese means: Ka - “song” Bu - “dance”; ki - “skill”
  5. 5. Anatomy of Kabuki Kabuki theaters relied on the stages, plots, and music.
  6. 6. Kabuki Make-up Kabuki is also known for its elaborate make-up worn by some of its performers.
  7. 7. Kabuki was founded in 1603 by Okuni, a Shinto priestess.
  8. 8. 1603–1629: Female kabuki
  9. 9. Izumo no Okuni was the daughter of a blacksmith who started out as a miko, or a shrine maiden, at the Izumo Shrine. She was known for her beauty and her skill at performing the kagura, a sacred dance. She was therefore chosen to be sent to Kyoto to raise money for the shrine, as was the custom of the age.
  10. 10. She and her troupe of mostly women performed dances and comic sketches on a temporary stage set up in the dry riverbed of the Komagawa River in Kyoto.
  11. 11. 1629–1673: Transition to yarōkabuki
  12. 12. Male dancers then took over. Known as wakashu, these men were typically young and effeminate.
  13. 13. 1673–1841: The Golden Age
  14. 14. 1673–1841: The Golden Age  Kabuki thrived  The dances began to have a formal structure and kabuki theaters began to catch on.
  15. 15. Many theaters were destroyed again during World War II and the forces occupying the country banned kabuki. World War II
  16. 16. The ban only lasted until 1947, but the damage had already been done. As Japan tried to rebuild itself after the war, it began rejecting its “old ways” and kabuki was almost abandoned. Kabuki is continually being revitalized today. Now, the Kabuki is said to be one of Japan’s best discoveries.
  17. 17. Kabuki~

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