About JETAANC Kabuki Club
The JETAANC Kabuki Club is an educational non-profit devoted to furthering the study of Kabuki theatre and other Japanese performing arts. We offer classes focusing on classic performances on film and participate in related events in our area. We also have an active online community. Anyone is welcome to join the Club’s classes and online community; no previous knowledge is necessary!
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Upcoming Events – A listing of upcoming Kabuki Club classes. All of our classes are free and open to the public.
Resources and Links – Kabuki and Japanese performing arts resources in the Bay Area, online and beyond.
What is Kabuki? – A good introduction to Kabuki.
In 2012, the JETAANC and San Mateo Kabuki Clubs teamed up to study the original Kabuki and Bunraku versions of The 47 Ronin (Chushingura), one of the most popular Japanese stories of all time. Click here to explore on your own this masterpiece of Japanese theatre!
The tragic story of Sumidagawa has haunted Japanese and Western artists for centuries. In 2011, JETAANC explored three very different versions of the story on film: Noh theatre (Sumidagawa), Kabuki theatre (Sumidagawa), and chamber opera (Britten’s Curlew River). Click here to explore on your own one of the most haunting tales in world history.
In Spring 2012, Kabuki Club hosted a special class focusing on the haunting Japanese folk story, The Black Mound (Kurozuka). Click here to explore on your own three different, powerful versions of the story:
- A live Butoh dance created especially for the occasion by Oakland Asian Cultural Center Artist-in-Residence, Judith Kajiwara
- Medieval Noh dance drama, one of the three great “female demon” plays
- Modern Kabuki version, a masterpiece of 20th Century dance
Kabuki Club is a Flavorpill “Editor Pick”!
JETAANC Kabuki Club was recently named an “Editor Pick” in Flavorpill’s cultural guide!:
“Here’s your chance to see one of the finest Kabuki films ever made, free, amongst fans and experts who will gladly fill you in on all the social and historical aspects of the performance.” – Joshua Wyatt, Managing Editor, Flavorpill
Kabuki Club is sponsored by JETAANC, the Oakland Asian Cultural Center, and the Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org