Noh Discovering Tradition Vol.3
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Tradition is by definition “the transmission of customs from generation to generation.” Noh, with a history of over 650 years, is the epitome of tradition. This workshop and performance lifts the curtain to allow you to discover how the intricately woven threads of this performing art create an exquisite cultural fabric. The first part of this program invites participants to experience the power of noh chant by learning a short passage from the afternoon’ s full noh. Then volunteers from the audience will join professionals onstage to try their hands at playing the musical instruments of noh as well as being dressed in the elaborate costumes used in performance. Observing noh’s distinctive use of the body and voice may just redefine your ideas of dance and music.
Part two of this program is a presentation of the classic noh Tsuchigumo by members of the Kita School. Participants will now see how the building blocks of noh, introduced in part one, interact to create an intense atmosphere of deep listening. Through this intensive one-day noh experience, let the power of Japanese tradition reveal a world beyond your imagination.
Part 1 Workshop (1:00pm~)
・Richard Emmert (Founder Theatre Nohgaku)
•Utai (Group chant) “Tsuchigumo”
Ko-tsuzumi (shoulder drum),
Otsuzumi (hip drum),
Taiko (stick drum)
•Noh costume demonstration
Part 2 Performance (3:15pm~)
“ Noh Tsuchigumo ”
Shite(main actor):Keiichiro Kaneko
Tsure (sub-main actor) : Takehito Tomoeda, Tomonori Tani, Ryusei Kaneko
Waki (secondary actor) : Hiroshi Obinata
Ai Kyogen (interlude actor) : Satoshi Oka
Fue (flute) : Yusuke Kuribayasi
Kotsuzumi (shoulder drum) : Yoshiaki Iitomi
Otsuzumi (hip drum) : Yousuke Kamei
Taiko (stick drum) : Masato Kodera
Ji-utai (chorus) : Akio Awaya, Shigeru Nagashima Ryoichi Kano, Mitsuo Awaya, Teruhisa Oshima, Keisuke Shiotsu
Koken (stage attendants) : Kunio Nakamura, Hiroyuki Awaya
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Roppeita XIV Commemorative Noh Theatre (Kita Noh Theatre)