The Basics of Noh & Kyogen

November 16, 2019
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Taiten: Noh & Kyogen

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

Two-Day Workshop

Friday, November 15, 1–3 PM (Noh)
Saturday, November 16, 1–3 PM (Kyogen)

Learn basic movements from two of Japan’s most distinguished theatrical traditions that have been passed down for over 600 years. The first day will be led by noh actors from the renowned Kyoto Kanze Association, focusing on noh’s physicality and stylized movements. Enjoy a rare chance to view noh masks and costumes up close as the actors share their expertise and knowledge on this centuries-old tradition. On the second day, members of the prestigious Yamamoto Family of the Okura School of Kyogen will teach the exaggerated gestures and voice work needed to perform kyogen—noh’s comedic cousin. Participlants will learn the school’s disciplined sense of physicality as well as hallmark phrases that are spoken by feudal lords and their vassals.

Max. 25 participants. Professional movement/acting experience required. Participants must wear socks and workout clothes.

Friday Tickets: $60/$40 members SOLD OUT
Saturday Tickets: $60/$40 members (Buy Tickets →)
2-Day Tickets: $100/$75 members SOLD OUT

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Image: The Snail (Kagyu) © Yoshiaki Kanda
  • Saturday, November 16, 2019
  • 1:00 pm