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Noh Flute Workshop At Royal Holloway – London

Noh flute master Fujita Rokubyoei is giving a workshop Royal Holloway University of London, where I did my PhD. This is a great chance for those of you who are in the London area to learn about noh music from one of the top-ranking performers in Japan. Royal Holloway has a great space for noh performance that has been…

Okina - Kongo Hisanori (Yasaka-jinja, Kyoto)

[FREE] 2016 New Year Noh performances

The New Year period is a busy time for Noh actors! Augural plays wishing long life and happiness are performed at various locations, especially Shinto shrines. If you are in Kyoto during the first week of January 2016, I recommend that you check out these FREE Noh performances. Link to a (partial) performance calendar of the Kongo…

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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…

Wakate Noh Young Performers Series 2015

Wakate Noh – young Noh and Kyogen performers from the Kanze, Kongo and Okura schools will perform on the Kanze Kaikan stage on Saturday 27 June 2015 from 11:00. Udaka Tatsushige will take the shite in the Noh Miwa, the first play in the schedule, featuring the kagura instrumental dance. Feel free to contact me for more details and/or tickets. See…

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New Nogaku Times website

Nogaku Shorin, publisher of the Nogaku Times, the most popular monthly tabloid reporting on the world of Noh with interviews, essays and performance ‘reviews’ (or ‘reports’, as they should be called) has finally made the move toward digitalisation launching the Nogaku Times website. While I believe most of the contents will still be available only in…

Tadasu Kanjin Noh 2015

Hello! I apologise to my readers for not having written much in a long time. I am working on multiple research projects at the moment besides teaching and writing duties as always. Anyway I though I would take five just to share my excitement about attending the Tadasu Kanjin Noh at Shimogamo Shrine this Saturday…