Rakugo is a comic storytelling art that has been entertaining the Japanese for over 400 years and is still wildly popular in Japan today. Rakugo is a very special form of comedy. The lone storyteller, wearing kimono and kneeling on a cushion, plays any number of characters. All come to life in Rakugo – with a slight turn of the head or the raise of an eye brow! The storyteller uses only two small props–a Japanese fan and a hand towel – plus the most important element, the audience’s imagination. Each character represents qualities within all of us, parts of the human personality.
Who is Sanyutei Ryuraku?
Sanyutei Ryuraku is a rakugo storyteller who has given 160 performances abroad, in seven different foreign languages. Though unique to Japan, rakugo shares universal human sagas through the prism of laughter.
Venue: Davidson Auditorium at UT Dallas (Map)
Ticket: $15 Member* | $25 General Admission | Free UTD Students * Member’s price for JASDFW, Dallas Japanese Association, and UTD faculty
Online registration is now closed but walk-in registration will be available on Sunday.
Presented by Japan-America Society of Dallas/Fort Worth and UT Dallas Asia Center, and in cooperation with Houston Japanese Association and Dallas Japanese Association