For one night only Jarrod is offering this unique show to the community in a family friendly and free performance.
A multi-lingual entertainer, Jarrod educates and inspires through performing arts, specialising in traditional Japanese comic theatre (Kyōgen) and traditional comic storytelling (Rakugo). He was the proud recipient of the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ Japan Travel Fund, thanks to Arts South Australia.
In Japan, Jarrod had the honour of training under Kyōgen legend, Mr Senzaburo Shigeyama in Kyoto and Rakugo masters, Mr Katsura Asakichi and Mr Katsura Kaishi in Osaka. Jarrod also studied Kamishibai at the Kyoto International Manga Museum with the artist Rakkyomu.
Majoring in Japanese language at Griffith University, and having lived in Japan for several years, Jarrod is a confident communicator in Japanese, with a distinct Kansai accent!
Jarrod is also an experienced children’s educator, having enjoyed various roles as an Adventure Tour Guide, Kindergarten Teacher and Outdoor Instructor. Jarrod also works as a professional presenter, MC and actor. Having worked on many Japanese films and crazy TV shows, he’s lucky to have survived! Jarrod’s passion lies in developing bridges of cultural and artistic exchange between Australia and Japan.
His deep understanding of Japanese culture, along with his fluent Japanese language abilities, means that Jarrod can perform effortlessly in both Japanese and English, tailoring his performance to best suit each audience.
Throughout Australia, Japan and beyond, Jarrod tailors interactive performances and workshops to suit the needs of students, teachers, festivals and community groups. The performance will be presented in English and interpretation of parts in Japanese.
Please register for this event via Eventbrite.