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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 … Continue reading

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Haunted.

Contributed by David Surtasky Spirits that visit us in our dreams. Furtive and unbidden. The story is told through noh over and over. The traveler, a priest, a monk, a courtier, a messenger – comes to a particular place, and … Continue reading

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Fudō Myō-ō: The Immovable

Contributed by the Editor. The Buddhist sin of attachment: it appears as a repeated theme in noh. It becomes the pervading emotional force which won’t allow the sentimental dead to pass on (Tōru,) that causes vengeful still living spirits to … Continue reading

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Oshima Kinue Interview

Oshima Kinue reflects on the 2009 Pagoda tour and her work with Theatre Nohgaku. Interview and translation by David Crandall. Oshima Kinue is a member of Oshima Noh Theatre and a professional performer of the Kita School. Ms. Oshima played … Continue reading

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The Look of the Feel (Pt. II)

Contributed by Michael Gardiner (Part II of A few thoughts on instrumental tone-color and the noh spectrum.) To look at the musical colors of noh I will use spectrographic images, which allow one to discuss in detail elements of the … Continue reading

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Happy Stone

Happy Stone – A Sixth Category Play about a Waki Contributed by James Goode James: Time is rushing forward. Time is rushing forward. It is lunch break on Wednesday of the third week of the Noh Training Project, or as … Continue reading

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Musical Tapestry

Contributed by David Crandall After a week of intense rehearsal in Bloomsburg, I’m excited to see the pieces taking shape. My own contribution this year is mainly on the otsuzumi (hip drum), and I guess my deepest impression this time … Continue reading

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