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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…

Performing shimai abroad

18/09/09 Launch of the Centre for International Theatre and Performance Research at Royal Holloway University of London. From the university website: ‘The Centre for International Theatre and Performance Research, in operation from 2009, is a key feature of the Department’s research strategy. It fosters research across a range of historical, geographical, political and methodological spheres…

Cleaning up

Studying Noh theatre requires a little bit of housekeeping before you start. Cleaning means preparing a space for someone or for something to come and getting ready to receive it. As a host prepares to receive a guest, the body and the mind of the trainee (and here we could argue on the distinction made)…