28 Dec 2020
December 28, 2020

Kabuki Ebizo 60 minutes 12/27/2020

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Kabuki is, well, what is it exactly? Performed exclusively by men, it is equal measures drama and melodrama, at once volcanic and tempered, part opera, part dance, part pro wrestling. And it is, proudly, more than a little over the top. Kabuki has been called “a masterpiece of heritage,” by no less than the United Nations. And here’s a good sign you’ve reached the pinnacle of this art: You have a personal “spritzer” perfuming the path to your dressing room. So it goes for Ebizo Ichikawa, Kabuki’s biggest star. He invited us backstage for a rare look at preparations before a show.