My teacher, Udaka Michishige was chosen by the Nihon Nōgakukai to perform the Noh Giō (祇王）at their annual “Noh appreciation event” on March 31st 2013. This year 3 performances will be held at the Kanzekaikan theatre in Kyoto: Ema, Giō, and Kokaji.
Giō is a play by Zeami, currently in the repertoire of the Hōshō, Kongō, and Kita (under the title Futari Giō) schools, though it is not often performed. Giō Gozen, one of the favourite dancers at the service of Taira no Kiyomori has helped dancer Hotoke Gozen to gain the lord’s favour. After having seen Hotoke’s dance, Kiyomori likes her more, but she promises Giō not to take her place. Similarly to the play Futari Shizuka, Giō has shite and tsure dancing in synchronous on stage.
See details below
Date and Time: March 31, 2013 (Sunday) 11:00 a.m. ~16:30 p.m. (doors open at 10:30 a.m.)
Venue: Kanze Kaikan
Tickets: general admission 5,000 Yen (first floor) student 2,500 Yen (balcony)
A Program of Noh, Shimai dance excerpts, Kyogen, and Itcho, drum and chant duet
11:00 a.m. NOH featuring the Kanze School: EMA
13:30 p.m. NOH featuring the Kongo School: GIO Shite: UDAKA Michishige
Kyogen featuring the Okura School: NIO
15:20 p.m. NOH Featuring the Kanze School: KOKAJI Kurogashira
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2 thoughts on ““Gio” Kanze Kaikan, March 31st 2013”
Sounds amazing! I wish I were in Kyôto to see this. I love Giô’s story and everything related to shirabyôshi, but I have yet to see this Nô play. Please tell us more about this if you have the opportunity to attend the performance!
Thank you! I will!