‘ANA Yose: Rakugo in English’ comes to UP Diliman

Organized by All Nippon Airways (ANA) and in cooperation with UP Center for International Studies (UPCIS), The Japan Foundation, Manila (JFM) and Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO), we bring back Rakugo in English, a Japanese Sit-down Comedy with special Japanese artists to enthrall Philippine audience. On October 6, 2017 (Friday), there will be a special performance at the Aldaba Hall, University Theater Complex, Magsaysay Avenue, UP Campus, Diliman, Quezon City.

Rakugo is a Japanese comic storytelling art that has been used as entertainment for over 400 years and is still widely popular today, staged at “yose”, which are specialized theatres for Rakugo. The artist speaks to the imagination, and single-handedly creates the hilarious side of tradition of Japan.

Enjoy Rakugo with Kaishi Katsura, the world’s top performer of English Rakugo and former Japan cultural envoy, along with Asakichi Katsura and Fukuryu Katsura. Meanwhile, as a colorful counterpoint to all-talk comedy, Kouki Houraiya will amaze audiences with daikagura traditional clowning, a vintage street art with elements of acrobatics, juggling, magic, dance, and comedy.

For more information, contact Paul Alcala, Extension Associate at upd.cis@gmail.com or call 981-8500 loc. 2460.

Posted: September 27, 2017 16:11