Unformatted text preview: ving around Japan’s social codes
and Kabuki The movements of kabuki include
traditional poses, gestures, and actions, all
of which are codified.
Such techniques are called kata.
The skilled use of certain kata allows
performers to fully depict their characters
and their characters’ emotions.
Details such as moving a fan, or even walking,
Details are extremely important when portraying a
female character, for example.
female Kathakali Kathakali is another dance drama that
developed in India around the 1600s.
Though originally developed as an art
form for the royalty, kathakali began
being performed for the general public in
the 18th and 19th centuries.
Similar to kabuki and wayang wong,
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- japan, Kathakali, Wayang Wong