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RAKUGO – Japanese Yose-Style Vaudeville in Australia

RAKUGO – Japanese Yose-Style Vaudeville in Australia

RAKUGO -- Japanese Yose-Style Vaudeville in Australia

In Sydney, Canberra, and Melbourne
May 20 (Sat.) to 25 (Thu.), 2006
Performed by Sanshotei Sharaku, Miyakoya Utaroku, and Hayashiya Imamaru

*This event is part of the Australia-Japan Year of Exchange events.


Sanshotei Charaku
(Rakugo talk)


Miyakoya Utaroku
("saw-music")


Hayashiya Imamaru
(paper-cutting)


The Japan Foundation will dispatch three yose comic theater vaudevillians to Australia. Not only classic rakugo humorous talk, audience will also enjoy stage arts unique to the yose theater, including the paper cutout and funny music played by carpenters tool of saw.

Three performers from the Raguko Artists Association of Japan, Sanshotei Sharaku (rakugo talk), Miyakoya Utaroku (“saw music”), and Hayashiya Imamaru (paper cutting) will visit Sydney, Canberra, and Melbourne. They will perform in English or with English subtitles.
*This event is part of the Australia-Japan Year of Exchange events.


Schedule
Sydney session of yose theater performance and Introductory lecture by Dr. Ian McArthur of UNSW
Date and time: 14:00 and 19:00 on May 20 (Sat.), 2006
Place: Io Mayers Studio of the University of New South Wales in Kensington
Admissions: $ 15 for adults, $12 for Japan Foundation, Sydney members, and $10 for students
Bookings: Tel +61 2 9385-1307 or E-mail
Canberra session of yose theater performance
Date and time: from 17:30 on May 22 (Mon.), 2006
Place: Great Hall of University House at the Australian National University
Admissions: Gold Coin Donation
For more information, please contact E-mail

Melbourne session of yose theater performance
Date : May 24 and 25, 2006
Place: Clayton Campus on May 24 (Wed.) and Ross House on May 25 (Thu.)
For more information, please contact to Alison Tokita <Tel +61 3 9905-2275 & E-mail>


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