Funabenkei, Final Scene

Video of the spirit of Tomomori attacking Yoshitsune and Benkei in their boat. The final scene from the takigi noh performance of “Funabenkei,” Bloomsburg Town Park, 2009. Performed as part of the Noh Training Project under the auspices of the Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble (and the cooperation of Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania.)

Tomomori: Jubilith Moore
Yoshitsune: Gulshirin Dubash
Benkei: Matthew Dubroff
Taiko: James Ferner
Otsuzumi: David Crandall
Kotsuzumi: Joyce S. Lim
Nohkan: Richard Emmert


About Theatre Nohgaku

Noh, one of the oldest continuing stage arts, combines highly stylized dance, chant, music, mask and costume with intense inner concentration and physical discipline, creating a uniquely powerful theatrical experience. Theatre Nohgaku’s mission is to share noh’s beauty and power with English speaking audiences and performers. We have found that this traditional form retains its dramatic effectiveness in languages other than Japanese. We believe noh techniques hold a powerful means of expression in the context of contemporary English language theatre.
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