Tag Archives: bane

Beyond Hip Hop Style: Feeling and Form in Noh’s “Big Pants” (Ōkuchi)

Contributed by Megan Nicely [Editor’s note: Megan Nicely is an artist/scholar whose choreography and writing focus on American and Japanese experimental dance. She holds an MFA in dance from Mills College, a PhD in performance studies from New York University, … Continue reading

Posted in Costume Workshop, Workshops | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Ōkuchi

Ōkuchi. Or some seriously big pants. Worn as part of a noh costume, these are hakama that have a large hump formed in the back (made stiff by alternating thick and thin wefts.). They’re sufficiently large that a multi-person operation … Continue reading

Posted in Costume Workshop, Workshops | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment