Saturday, February 5, 2011

Cinema Kabuki presented on the bigscreen - February 5-9

Kabuki theatre comes to Canadian screens this month at Cineplex Theatres in Toronto and Vancouver. This Japanese art form is known for its very stylized presentation and elaborate costumes and makeup.

The first presentation is Heron Maiden.  The synopsis is as follows:
In the darkness of night a white heron perches on a frozen lake. She is the haunting spirit of a girl who died of a broken heart, her soul too restless to ascend to heaven. Memories of love, passion, jelousy and the torment of the hell are conjured by the dancer with the assistance of dazzling Hikinuki (instant costume change on stage). Tamasaburo is one of the leading Onnagata (male actors specializing in female roles) of our time, and Heron Maiden is considered his signature piece.
The other titles presented are Rakuda: Dead Man Dancing and Triple Lion Dance. All films are subtitled in English.

Cinema Kabuki

Kabuki Theatre in high definition on the big screen, February 2011. Since its birth in the 1600’s, Kabuki theatre has remained at the cutting edge in the 21st century with live productions featuring some of the best Kabuki actors. Recorded by multiple HD cameras for a big screen presentation and shown exclusively in Toronto and Vancouver in February 2011.

Scotiabank Theatre Toronto
259 Richmond Street West

Saturday February 5, 2011
1:00 pm Heron Maiden
2:30 pm Rakuda: Dead Man Dancing

Sunday February 6, 2011
1:00 pm Triple Lion Dance
3:00 pm Heron Maiden

Cineplex Odeon International Village Cinemas
88 West Pender Street

Wednesday February 9, 2011
6:00 pm Triple Lion Dance
7:30 pm Heron Maiden

Heron Maiden - $15 + applicable taxes
Triple Lion Dance; Rakuda - $20 + applicable taxes

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