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Composing Zahdi, Pt. 2

Diagrams and Text Contributed by David Crandall Zahdi Date and Poppies photographs provided courtesy of Casey Preston [EDITOR’S NOTE: As part of the continuing conversation surrounding Carrie Preston’s Zahdi Dates and Poppies which premiered on March 30, 2016 at the … Continue reading

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Composing Zahdi, Pt. 1

Photos and Contribution by David Crandall [EDITOR’S NOTE: Part of the continuing conversation surrounding Carrie Preston’s  Zahdi Dates and Poppies, premiering on March 30, 2016 at the Tsai Performance Center, Boston.] In their delightful posts, Carrie and David S. both … Continue reading

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When there is No Dog

[EDITOR’S NOTE: Part of the continuing conversation surrounding Carrie Preston’s  Zahdi Dates and Poppies, premiering on March 30, 2016 at the Tsai Performance Center, Boston. Please consider providing your support by visiting the project’s funding page.] Contributed by David Surtasky … Continue reading

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Finding the Dog in Noh, and Leaving it Alone

[EDITOR’S NOTE: Ms. Preston provides some insights concerning her new work  Zahdi Dates and Poppies, premiering on March 30, 2016 at the Tsai Performance Center, Boston. Please consider providing your support by visiting the project’s funding page.] Contributed by Carrie … Continue reading

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Finding the Dog

[EDITOR’S NOTE: Mr. Crandall provides some thoughts concerning his composition of the score of Carrie Preston’s Zahdi Dates and Poppies, premiering on March 30, 2016 at the Tsai Performance Center, Boston. Image of painting provided by David Crandall. Please consider … Continue reading

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Miya (Pt. II)

(Editor’s note: below is Part I of Carrie Preston’s English-language noh “Miya.” This entry includes the kuri/sashi/kuse sections as well as a brief ai-kyogen interlude. The Boat Captain appears in his true guise as Hata, the builder of the boat. … Continue reading

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Miya (Pt. I)

(Editor’s note: below is Part I of Carrie Preston’s English-language noh “Miya.” It is patterned after a traditional first category (or Waki) play. The three plays posted here by Ms. Preston explore aspects of her life. In this entry we … Continue reading

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Egret at San Diego Bay (Pt. II)

(Editor’s note: below is Part II of Carrie Preston’s English-language noh “Egret at San Diego Bay.” The kuri/sashi/kuse is included in this entry. “In the fullness of his love, he helped her to leave.”)                     (Entrance … Continue reading

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Egret at San Diego Bay (Pt. I)

(Editor’s note: below is Part I of Carrie Preston’s English-language noh “Egret at San Diego Bay.” The play is modeled after traditional third category noh, and recounts part of Carrie’s personal history – life on a boat; and the story … Continue reading

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Zahdi Dates and Poppies (Pt. II)

(Editor’s note: below is Pt. II of Carrie Preston’s English-language noh “Zahdi Dates and Poppies.” In this selection more is learned of the waki and shite, and their interconnection through their lives; recounting the death of the shite – husbands, … Continue reading

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