Mar
20
6:30 pm18:30

Edo Night

  • OPERA America

Monday, March 20, 2017

EDO NIGHT AND SAKE TASTING at 7:00pm (doors open at 6:30 pm).

OPERA AMERICA

330 Seventh Avenue, NY, NY 10011

Donation Level

General Admission $40 

Student and Senior $25

On March 20, we're hosting a very fun Japanese Edo night. It will all be in English of course. We will have a traditional Rakugo comedy performance as well as a Japanese light Hors d'oeuvre including Sake from "Sake Suki", and the generous food sponsors from "Cha-an", "Sobaya".

Rakugo is a traditional form of verbal comedy dating back to the Japanese Edo Period (1603-1868). Wearing kimono, performers sit on stage to unravel stories based on puns and wordplay, told through dialogues with several characters. They act out different scenes by changing the tone and pitch of their voice, turning their head to help the audience identify the speaker, using only sensu fans and tenugui handkerchiefs as props.

Performers:

Kanariya Eiraku: Teacher at Kanda University of International Studies and Komazawa University. He also has some private classes of English Rakugo. He performs Rakugo in English and sings Japanese songs, both traditional and modern, in English with ukulele. He performed Engish rakugo in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, Phoenix and several other cities in the US. He is going to have an English rakugo workshop and perform English rakugo in Copenhagen, Denmark in May.

Kanariya Eiraku: Teacher at Kanda University of International Studies and Komazawa University. He also has some private classes of English Rakugo. He performs Rakugo in English and sings Japanese songs, both traditional and modern, in English with ukulele. He performed Engish rakugo in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, Phoenix and several other cities in the US. He is going to have an English rakugo workshop and perform English rakugo in Copenhagen, Denmark in May.

Kanariya Ichirin: Teacher at Kanda University of International Studies and Waseda University. She performed English rakugo in Arizona last year.

Kanariya Ichirin: Teacher at Kanda University of International Studies and Waseda University. She performed English rakugo in Arizona last year.

Kanariya Shichimi: Kanariya was a teacher at a senior high school, and she performed English Rakugo in Los Angeles in 2015. 

Kanariya Shichimi: Kanariya was a teacher at a senior high school, and she performed English Rakugo in Los Angeles in 2015. 

Dec
13
1:00 pm13:00

4th Annual Gala

  • OMEN BRASSERIE

Join us to celebrate our 4th year connecting children in need through traveling dolls -- over 4,000 dolls since inception!