Taiten: Noh & Kyogen

November 14, 2019
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The Basics of Noh & Kyogen

Friday, November 15, 1 PM
Saturday, November 16, 1 PM

Traditional Theater

Thursday, November 14, 7:30 PM[*]
Friday, November 15, 7:30 PM
Saturday, November 16, 7:30 PM

Rarely performed in the last century, Taiten is a modern noh play that was created to celebrate the Taisho emperor’s enthronement in 1912. In recognition of the arrival of the Reiwa era under Emperor Naruhito, Kurouemon Katayama X, a renowned noh actor and scion of the Kyoto Kanze Association, remounts this historic noh play. Per tradition, the noh play is paired with a comedic kyogen piece. Noritoshi Yamamoto from the prestigious Yamamoto Tojiro Family performs Kagyu (The Snail), one of the most popular pieces from the traditional kyogen repertoire.

Performed in Japanese with English supertitles.

A pre-performance lecture begins one hour prior to the start of each performance.

Tickets:[*]Performance + Soirée (Nov. 14): $120/$100 members, limited availability (Buy Tickets →)
Performance Only (Nov. 14, 15, 16): $97/$80 members (Buy Tickets →)

EMPEROR SERIES: In celebration of Japanese Emperor Naruhito’s ascension to the Chrysanthemum Throne, our Fall 2019 performing arts lineup is filled with programs around the theme of the emperor. Usher in the Reiwa era with ancient court music, Shinto-based folktales and a modern noh play originally created for the 123rd emperor’s enthronement.

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Taiten: Noh & Kyogen is supported by the Agency for Cultural Affairs, Government of Japan through the Japan Arts Council, and in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs. Taiten is presented in association with Yokohama Noh Theater. Pre-performance lectures are supported by the Japan-United States Friendship Commission as part of the institution-wide Passing the Torch series, and the National Association of Japan-America Societies, with funding from the Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership.



Image: Taiten © Yoshiaki Kanda

  • Thursday, November 14, 2019
  • 7:30 pm