Category Archives: Atsumori

Newsletter, Vol. 7, Nos. 3-4

The newest edition of our newsletter is now available. Please click above, or on the image to download the PDF. In this issue we’ve got an article covering our 2012 Costume Workshop, an article by Traditional Theatre Training founder Jonah … Continue reading

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James Joyce at Ichi-no-Tani with a Glass Harmonica

Contributed by Kevin Salfen Assistant Professor of Music History, University of the Incarnate Word This summer I heard the flute that Renshō heard and thought of Joyce’s “The Dead.” In early August in Bloomsburg’s heat and bugs I heard the … Continue reading

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Reflections of a koken

Contributed by John Oglevee A few weeks have passed since two incredible evenings (Atsumori, August 3 & 4, 2012) of outdoor theatre were gifted to Bloomsburg Town Park through the concerted efforts of the Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble in collaboration with … Continue reading

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Atsumori (敦盛): Final Scene

Video of the final scene from the takigi noh performance of “Atsumori,” Bloomsburg Town Park August 3, 2012. Performed as part of the Noh Training Project under the auspices of the Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble (and the cooperation of Bloomsburg University … Continue reading

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Atsumori (敦盛): Otoko-Mai (男舞)

Video of the otoko-mai from the takigi noh performance of “Atsumori,” Bloomsburg Town Park August 3, 2012. Performed as part of the Noh Training Project under the auspices of the Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble (and the cooperation of Bloomsburg University of … Continue reading

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Crossing Ikutagawa

Reflections on the journey of the monk Renshô from Kyoto to Ich-no-tani before his encounter with the spirit of Atsumori. South the Moon and South from the Capital Renshô walks through the dusk of August heat his shadow grown long … Continue reading

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Drums of the Moment

Contributed by Matthew Dubroff For this  summer’s Noh Training Project (NTP) performance of Atsumori, I began preparing one year in advance to play the kotsuzumi (small shoulder drum).  I practiced the last half of the play under the guidance of … 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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Wearing the Role

Contributed by David Surtasky I’ve had the opportunity in the past to watch professional noh actors as they’ve been dressed in costume – while on tour with them, backstage at various theaters and at workshops. There’s often a slight glaze … 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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