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English RAKUGO by Dr. Kimie Oshima-Evening Session

世界を笑わす!大島希巳江先生の講演と英語落語 「世界と友好関係を築く笑いの重要性」 “Laughter and humor for peaceful relationship with the world”
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日本人はユーモアがない!というステレオタイプを覆し、日本の笑いを世界に届けようと、古典落語の創作翻訳、海外向けにプロデュースし、世界各国で18年間に渡り、公演活動を行ってきた神奈川大学教授、大島希巳江先生がシンガポールで”笑い”について、講演をします。
先生の活躍の様子は、全国の中学校で採用されている文科省検定済教科書New Crownで取り上げられています。
また、立川志の輔師匠との共著があったり、主催しているチャリティー英語落語会Laugh&Peaceに笑点で活躍中の春風亭昇太さんを招いたりと、多くの現役落語家とも親交があり、その中で落語の話し手技術を習得しています。今回は、英語落語パフォーマーとして、小噺も披露します。

Laugh & Peace! English Rakugo & Special lecture by Kimie Oshima

The stereotypical image for Japanese is unfortunately, “no sense of humor”. It must be changed! Dr. Oshima, who has been an active English Rakugo performer & producer for last eighteen years, making effort to deliver laughter and Japanese culture through Rakugo overseas. She has been to over twenty different countries for performance, and now she is coming to Singapore! She is also an active academic specialist of intercultural communication and humor studies (professor at Kanagawa University). Her work as both performer and academic is introduced in English text books called “New Crown” for Japanese junior high schools. Now that most of Japanese junior high school students study her work in Japan. She has written a book with Tatekawa Shinosuke on English Rakugo, performs Rakugo with Shumputei Shota on stage. Her skills of Rakugo have been passed on from those professional performers.
This time, in Singapore, she will perform some of Rakugo stories and short stories, and talks on some tips of functions of humor and laughter in communication.

Rakugo is the traditional Japanese art of comic storytelling or what Dr.Oshima calls “sit-down” comedy. The art form is more than 300 years old and provides a way to teach about Japanese culture and customs through humor. Dr.Oshima, who attended high school and college in Colorado state U.S A, is an accomplished artist with performances in Japan and around the world. She describes how she turns Japanese Rakugo into Rakugo in English as “remaking the stories into something that sounds interesting and funny in English. “ Knowledge or experience in the art form is not required to understand the performance.



Dates & Time: September 12, 2014
19:00 “Laughter and humor for peaceful relationship with the world”
Tickets: $30
Both shows include English Rakugo
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Fri Sep 12, 2014
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM SGT
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Venue
シンガポール日本人会 The Japanese Association, Singapore
Tickets
自由席 $30.00

On sale until Sep 12, 2014, 6:00:00 PM

Venue Address
120 Adam Rd, Singapore 289899 Singapore
Organizer
Tomoko Welker
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