Friday, January 16, 2009

Kabuki, unique japanese theatre

Kabuki is an old traditional Japanese form of theatre which first appeared at the beginning of the 17 th century, in an era called kabuki-odori. In japanese language kabuki means eccentric, unusual, out of the norm. And that is exactly what kabuki theatre means, acting in an unusual manner.
At its beginning Kabuki was nothing more than a short dance performed by japanese women for the amusement of the merchants. With the passing of time performances grew in complexity, combining music, dance and theatre and slowly becaming the modern Kabuki.

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