I am privileged to be in the jiutai chorus for Midare (find me under my stage name, 高谷大悟). I will also be dancing the shimai from the Noh Kantan in the recital before the main event, and will also be singing in the small chorus for a cluster of shimai. Short, maybe, but actually very challenging!
This year the Matsuyama Shimin Noh celebrates its 30th anniversary! On November 3rd 2014 Udaka Tatsushige, Michishige’s elder son, will perform the Noh Midare, a special variation (kogaki) of the Noh Shōjō. Udaka Norishige, his younger brother, will perform the maibayashi (chant and dance excerpt with instrumental dance) from the Noh Takasago.
From 10:00 to 14:30 students of Udaka Michishige will perform dance and chant excerpts. INI members will also participate with the following shimai: Rebecca Teele Ogamo (小鴨梨辺華): Ochiba, Diego Pellecchia (高谷大悟): Kantan, Elaine Czech: Ukon. The performance of Takasago and Midare will begin at 15:00.
30th Matsuyama Shimin-Noh performance
3 November 2014 Matsuyama (Ehime prefecture) Dogo Yamatoya Nohgakudo 10:00 – 17:00
Part I (10:00 – 14:30)
Student recital of chant and dance – free of charge
Part II (15:00 – 17:00)
Maibayashi: Takasago. Shite: Udaka Norishige
Noh: Midare. Shite: Udaka Tatsushige
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