Ichiro Kataoka, Benshi at BU

Starts:
2:00 pm on Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Ends:
3:30 pm on Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Location:
College of Arts and Sciences, 725 Commonwealth Avenue, Room B18
URL:
http://hcl.harvard.edu/hfa/films/2012octdec/benshi.html
Join us for a performance and Q & A with Ichiro Kataoka, the most well-known benshi of his generation, a rising star that is also the most internationally active benshi, having given performances in countries such as Croatia, Germany and Australia. Performing a broad repertoire of styles, Mr. Kataoka is known for not only performing with the more “traditional” benshi accompaniment of a small ensemble or select Japanese instruments, but also has been open to working with experimental or electronic music. He has appeared as a benshi in various films and also works as a voice actor for animation and video games.