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Learn Traditional Japanese Comedic Stage Performance: Rakugo

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Rakugo is a form of traditional Japanese comedic stage performance where the lone storyteller portrays and acts out various scenes of the story using only a Japanese folding fan called a sensu, a Japanese hand towel called a tenugui, and their wit. Rakugo contains several established and often told stories, but the performance of these stories is different depending on the storyteller. In this regard, a Rakugo performance and its comedic value extends beyond the story itself to involve the storyteller's delivery, their personality, and their own interpretation of the story. - Choose and learn a popular Rakugo story - Learn how to deliver the story in Rakugo fashion with guidance from the instructor - Become familiar with the props used in Rakugo and how to effectively use them - Stage a Rakugo performance and receive feedback from the instructor.

Rakugo is a form of traditional Japanese comedic stage performance where the lone storyteller portrays and acts out various scenes of the story using only a Japanese folding fan called a sensu, a Japanese hand towel called a tenugui, and their wit. Rakugo contains several established and often told stories, but the performance of these stories is different depending on the storyteller. In this regard, a Rakugo performance and its comedic value extends beyond the story itself to involve the storyteller's delivery, their personality, and their own interpretation of the story. - Choose and learn a popular Rakugo story - Learn how to deliver the story in Rakugo fashion with guidance from the instructor - Become familiar with the props used in Rakugo and how to effectively use them - Stage a Rakugo performance and receive feedback from the instructor.