ANU Za Kabuki performance

Presented by ANU College of Asia & the Pacific

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Undergraduate, Postgraduate




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Performers from the ANU Za Kabuki club

The ANU Za Kabuki Club is a student-run university club that aims to perform and study the traditional Japanese dance-drama kabuki.

Founded more than 40 years ago by teachers at the ANU Japan Centre, ANU Za Kabuki has evolved into an institution unto itself. The club is renowned for its colourful annual performances and takes pride in its status as the longest-running kabuki club in the Southern Hemisphere.

Boasting a unique performance style in which males play female roles and vice versa, ANU Za Kabuki blend contemporary pop music and dance with political jokes and traditional Japanese theatrics.

Find out what all the fun is about at their live performance for Open Day!