Tuesday Night Kabuki

8:22 AM

happy wednesday!!

hope you all are having a great week so far!

since i moved to new york i feel like i've mainly posted how i miss home and how i'm not to fond of the city, but that isn't always how i feel about it here. 
i really do appreciate all the new things i can experience here and all the new people i can meet everyday. 
last night i got to do both. 

yesterday a friend from work invited me to go see a kabuki drama, Kaidan Chibusa no Enoki (The Ghost Tale of the Wet Nurse Tree), at the rose theater in columbus circle and of course i accepted, even though i had no idea what kabuki was or what to expect. 
i'm glad i went, it was so fun. 

the main actor, Nakamura Kankuro, played three roles, the husband/painter, the servant, and the villains henchman. 
that man could change a kimono faster than i could take off a shoe, it was insane. 
he would walk behind a tree and be in a different costume. 
there were even scenes when he would become a different character while still right in front of you and you might not even notice how. He was great. they were all great. 
oh, and the musicians all played traditional Japanese instruments, which was dope. 

Sara Krulwich/The New York Times
the photo above was during a waterfall scene. The main actor i mentioned played both of the roles in the photo and he switched between them so fluidly. 

during the show, we were sitting in the "splash zone", which were the first three rows. so they gave us all ponchos, which made me feel like i was at sea world or something and i think it made it that much better. 

i think i will definitely see more kabuki theater in the future. 

also check out something at the rose theater, they have the most amazing view!



did you do anything new this week?

-bea

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