Reviews for Fuji Musume /Kasane

  1. Kabuki in Fuji Musume /Kasane at Sadler's Wells

    Emma Johnson, Friday 2 June 2006 — Performance: 31 May - 11 June

    Kabuki superstar Ebizo Ichikawa XI makes his UK debut at Sadler’s Wells this week. A descendent of the most famous Kabuki dynasty which dates back to the seventeenth century, Ebizo is at the age of 28 alre… Continue Reading

  2. Kabuki in Fuji Musume /Kasane at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Luke Jennings, Observer, Monday 5 June 2006Performance 31 May - 11 June

    ‘An iconic figure in Japan, where he is also a film star, 28-year-old Ebizo is kabuki’s Nureyev, revitalising a traditional and unfashionable art form.’ 

  3. Kabuki in Fuji Musume /Kasane at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Clement Crisp, Financial Times, Friday 2 June 2006Performance 31 May - 11 June

    In the poses of Kabuki style, in the formalities of step and action that strip away everything save the central truth of a situation, Ebizo makes a commanding figure – fury, devious guilt, passion, all are there – as exponent of his family’s signature a… 

  4. Kabuki in Fuji Musume /Kasane at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Charles Spenser, Telegraph, Friday 2 June 2006Performance 31 May - 11 June

    ‘There’s no doubt that there is something rich and strange about the double-bill of kabuki performances now on offer at Sadler’s Wells, but whether they are rich, strange and enjoyable is another matter.’ 

  5. Kabuki in Fuji Musume /Kasane at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Zoe Anderson, Independent, Friday 2 June 2006Performance 31 May - 11 June

    ‘The Kabuki play Kasane is a welter of highly stylised violence, both delicate and gory.’  

  6. Kabuki in Fuji Musume /Kasane at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Donald Hutera, Times, Friday 2 June 2006Performance 31 May - 11 June

    ‘Only in Japan, perhaps, could a prominent young male actor’s career path include being cast as a wisteria-carrying maiden or a vengeful lady-in-waiting. But this is par for the course in kabuki, an art form stretching back to the 17th century in which men… 

  7. Kabuki in Fuji Musume /Kasane at Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Friday 2 June 2006Performance 31 May - 11 June

    ‘It’s pure artifice, but curiously affecting, an enchanting window on to Ebizo’s talent, as well as onto the “floating world” of this unique and constantly surprising art form.’  

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