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 …

New essay: Leoni che folleggiano fra le peonie in fiore

The new issue of the Journal Prove di Drammaturgia, entirely dedicated to Noh theatre, features my article on the first Noh theatre performance in the West in Venice 1954. The journal is available here. The journal is entirely in Italian, though I am currently working on an English version of the essay. Prove di Drammaturgia n.1/2012 …