3D Nō in Venice

An interesting format. One nō actor dancing and singing on stage. Behind him, projections that come to life when seen with special 3D glasses. Of course, music and chorus are not live, but a recorded track. While kyōgen shows features a minimum of two actors, mounting a full nō performance requires some twenty people. The …

Events celebrating Noh actor Akira Matsui in London

Noh time like the present is a series of Noh-related performances taking place at LSO St. Luke in London 24 -25 February 2017, celebrating Kita-school actor Matsui Akira, one of the few professional Noh actors intensively participating in non-traditional performances. Matsui recently turned 70, just like Kanze-school shite actor Tsumura Reijirō, another pioneer of intercultural theatre …

Symposium and Performance Demonstration Interactive Interplay: Waki and Ai-Kyōgen Roles in Noh

JPARC - Japanese Performing Arts Resource Center Lecture Series ARC - Art Research Center, Ritsumeikan University Symposium and Performance Demonstration Interactive Interplay: Waki and Ai-Kyōgen Roles in Noh Date November 17, 2015 15:00-20:00 Place: Ritsumeikan University, Kinugasa Campus. Art Research Center. Multipurpose room.。 This event consists of two parts. The afternoon symposium (in English with discussion in …

Awaji

On May 12th I'm going to sing in the chorus for the maibayashi (dance and music excerpt) from the Noh Awaji at the Ninomaru Castle Takigi Noh in Matsuyama (Ehime pref.). This time the shite is going to be Higaki Takafumi, while Udaka Michishige is going to lead the chorus. It is the first time for me to …