Modern Noh: The Hawk Princess (Takahime)

September 24, 2005
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Saturday, September 24 at 7:30 pm
Sunday, September 25 at 5 pm

Co-directed by Kanze Tetsunojo & Hiroshi Sugimoto. Based on W.B. Yeats’ At the Hawk’s Well.

Renowned art photographer Hiroshi Sugimoto creates a stunning backdrop with his highly acclaimed Seascapes series for the set of The Hawk Princess (Takahime), a production of Tessen-kai noh theater group led by Kanze Tetsunojo. Based on W.B. Yeats’ At the Hawk’s Well, which itself was inspired by noh plays and imagery, The Hawk Princess is a contemporary noh play written in 1967 by respected noh musicologist Mario Yokomichi. The innovative staging for the production is a beautiful blend of the noh tradition with a nod to Irish mythology and Greek tragedy. The stellar cast includes kyogen master and film/tv star Nomura Mansai.

Pre-performance lecture one hour before showtimes. Free to ticket holders. Noh scholar Karen Brazell, Professor at Cornell University, discusses the traditions of noh and its changing

September 24: $75/$70 Japan Society members. Meet-the-Artists reception after the performance included in ticket price
September 25: $55/$50 Japan Society members.

  • September 24, 2005 – September 25, 2005