Noh workshop at HUB Kyoto

On Sunday 21st April the INI International Noh Institute will hold a Noh workshop at the HUB Kyoto, Kyohakuin (see below for details & directions). NOH THEATRE WORKSHOP INI Encounters with Noh Series at HUB Kyoto 21 April, 14:00-17:15 Noh drama, Japanese traditional theatre of masks, music and abstract and mimetic movement, is the world’s…

Yokomichi Mario

I just got the September issue of the Nogaku Times in the mail and saw an article on the first page reporting Yokomichi Mario‘s death. Prof. Yokomichi was one of the greatest Noh scholars of the modern times. He contributed to Noh theatre research with studies such as The Life Structure of the Noh, later…

The American Who Couldn’t Say Noh

Just when you think you heard all the possible idiotic puns on Noh, that is when a new onecomes up (usually from an American publication). I have already explored the topic in a previous post, but this time I give you.. The American Who Couldn’t Say Noh, by Charles Danziger. I haven’t read the book…

A life of dedication to Noh

I re-post here the article that appeared today on Japan Times online. I consider the work of Rebecca Ogamo Teele as a model for all those who would like to pursue the study of Noh in a serious way. I wish Rebecca-sensei all best for her next performance. Saturday, June 18, 2011 Rebecca Ogamo Teele holds…

Puns on Noh

I am collecting ways the word Noh has been used to create more or less funny or catchy puns on Noh (usually titles for newspaper articles). ‘Noh Woman Noh Cry’ (reported by Melissa Poll) – this could actually be my current favourite ‘Nō to ieru kyōgen’ (‘The Kyogen that can say Noh’), probably after the essay…

Snippet from Pagoda

I didn’t dare taking pictures during the performance, however here is how the stage looked like before it began. One of the most interesting aspects of the performance was the hanging scroll-like matsubame, painted by Nihonga artist Allan West.

Is this the future of Noh Theatre?

It will take me a few days to digest what I saw yesterday night at Purcell Room, Southbank Centre, London. Theatre Nohkagu’s double bill of Kiyotsune and ‘shinsaku eigo noh’ Pagoda, written by British playwright Jannette Cheong and Richard Emmert has been a rich experience, and I already know I will want to come back…