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Katsura Sunshine's Rakugo
Off-Broadway shows have gone quite experimental in the last few decades. It isn't only about musicals and production. They have diversified by bringing talents never seen before. One such talented performance is Katsura Sunshine's Rakugo.
Rakugo is all about the Japanese art form and celebrates the Japanese way of living, which the Canadian artist has performed quite diligently on screen.
Sunshine is a master storyteller and a gifted orator, which comes in handy in favor of his off-Broadway retelling of Rakugo. Owing to its off-beat staging and different approach to theater genre: the show was nominated for Best Unique Theatrical Experience during the Off-Broadway Alliance Awards of 2020.
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The Lone Warrior
For those who are quite new and want a short detour off the Japanese entertaining artform, Sunshine ensures that Rakugo's staging remains as close to the authentic one as it can be. His oratory there was appreciated all over by critics, papers, and different websites. It is probably one of the few instances where a single-person staging garnered such huge popularity.
Rakugo is a whole different experience in itself. Coming from the long tradition of Japanese verbal entertainment, Rakugo is a delight and a celebration of one's speaking abilities. Therefore, Sunshine's entire show banks upon his speech, delivery, and comic timing.
Rakugo is a variety of Yose, which forms the Japanese genre of oral entertainment pieces. During the staging, just one individual in their traditional Japanese attire and makeup sits on the stage or the high platform.
Following the tradition, the performer is only allowed a fan, a tiny piece of cloth, as their stage props. And, using the in-tonal quality of their voices, the artist narrates a rather comical story or dialogues between two characters. Sunshine used the same technique to perform on different stages, describing the stories he's acquired as a traditional Rakugo artist.
Rakugo is a lesson in patience, voice modulation, immense control, and other vital aspects of life. The staging is easy on the eyes and teaches how the simplest of things can give you peace in unexpected ways. If you, too, want to be surprised by the simplicity and light-heartedness of Rakugo's wholesome experience, get your tickets ASAP, and you are good to go.