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Takasago (高砂)

Contributed by David Surtasky Takasago (高砂) A first category play by Zeami Motokiyo Quite some time ago a Priest from Aso Shrine in Kyushu was traveling with his companions. The Priest was called Tomonari, and he had decided to pay … Continue reading

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Top Ten Tips for Watching Noh

Contributed by David Surtasky Photographs by David Surtasky This summer (on August 1 & 2, 2014) a free torchlit performance will be held in Bloomsburg Pennsylvania (Bloomsburg? Pennsylvania? Who knew?) along the banks of the Susquehanna River at the Town … Continue reading

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Learning to Stand

Contributed by John Oglevee Photographs by David Surtasky Japanese Textiles and the Art of Sculpting Kimono, Theatre Nohgaku’s Costume Workshop June 15 2014, Fukuyama component So goes another successful “kneeling” as I emerge from working backstage at the Oshima Noh … Continue reading

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Jo-ha-kyū (序破急)

Contributed by David Surtasky “We sweep the needles that fall without end.” Takasago Time:   Things begin slowly. Then they speed up. Then they end rapidly. What has become fascinating to me is the fractal nature of this structure within … Continue reading

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Nohkan Revisited

Contributed by Kevin Salfen, Assistant Professor of Music History, University of the Incarnate Word (Secretary, Theatre Nohgaku) Like David Surtasky, who wrote about this topic in a previous entry, I’m also playing nohkan (Japanese transverse flute) during the Noh Training … Continue reading

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