One thing I have learned from the Kei’un-kai Memorial performance 2014

On Sunday 17 August I took part in the 2014 Kei'un-kai, INI Memorial Taikai performance, a collective recital in which a great number of Udaka Michishige's students performed dance and chant excepts, as well as full Noh plays. This year's highlights were the Noh Atsumori and Funa-benkei. As for me, I danced the maibayashi from the …

[VIDEO] Comparing styles: Kanze and Kongo

People often wonder what differences are there between Noh stylistic schools, or ryū. In this video Kanze actor Katayama Shingo (on the left), and Kongō actor Teshima Kōji (on the right) demonstrate side by side a number of kata that exemplify various differences between shite dance styles. Ō-tsuzumi (hip-drum) player Taniguchi Masayoshi, conducting the experiment, introduces the two styles according to a well-established view of …

[EVENT]: Internationalisation of Japanese Traditional Performing Arts

On January 8th 2014 the ARC Art Research Centre at Ritsumeikan University will host the event 'Internationalisation of Japanese Performing Arts - Noh as Culture of the World'. The event combines performance, theory and discussion. See below for details (in English and Japanese). The first part features shimai dance excerpts by masters of the Kongo School of Noh Udaka …

Kei’un-kai, INI Gala Recital 2013 *full programme*

June 29~30 (Saturday and Sunday), 2013Kongo Nohgakudo, Karasuma Ichijo-sagaru, Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto 602-0912 Tel: 075 -441-7222Please join us at the Kongo Nohgakudo for an opportunity to experience Noh in a variety of forms: shimai, dance excerpts; Maibayashi, dance excerpts with the accompaniment of the Noh ensemble of instruments as well as the chorus; Rengin, concert style performance …

Restoring fans

They serve us loyally performance after performance, stage after stage. ご苦労さん!In this picture Hea-Kyoung is glueing back a loose slate to the paper (thank you!).