2012 Costume Workshop video highlights.

Here is some highlight video of the 2012 TN Costume Workshop held in Kyoto & Fukuyama Japan. It features clips from the lecture component, various field trips to master artisans as well as the culminating trip to the Oshima Nohgakudo for “hands-on” work dressing with noh costumes, wigs and accessories. (Not pictured here are the trips to the kimono conservator, and embroiderer since they asked us not to show their work-in-progress. Also not pictured here is footage from the noh rehearsal or performance that we viewed.)

Led by author and noh scholar Monica Bethe, the 2012 Workshop was very successful and the sense from the participants was that they’d been permitted the opportunity for a rare glimpse “behind the curtain” of the Japanese noh world.


Our next Costume Workshop will be June 12-18, 2013 – again led by Monica Bethe, and with refined components of the 2012 event. If you’d like more information please visit our website.

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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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