Tokyo × Theater
At the Alternative Theater in Yurakucho in Tokyo, Japanese Samurai Entertainment “ALATA” has been played. Since it is a non-verbal (language-free) performance, there are rarely no lines by characters. Instead, the story is told through images, music, dynamic dance and Japanese sword actions. For the performance to be enjoyed by people from all countries, the show is packed with unique Japanese cultural factors.
Kabuki, a traditional drama unique to Japan and also one style of traditional Japanese theater, is said to have originated from the “dance of kabukimono” that was popular in Japan around the year 1600. The term “kabukimono” in Japanese referred to those dressing in flamboyant, eye-catching and bizarre clothing and acting strangely. Possibly, they are just the origins of such features of kabuki as dazzling costume, extravagant make-up and over-dramatized actions on the stage.
Here's some information about must-see entertainment for people who will be in Tokyo between February and May 2016. It's "DAIHATSU TOTEM Tokyo Performance" by Cirque du Soleil, a cutting-edge circus entertainment group that is the world's greatest.