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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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Asleep in Jizo House

Contributed by David Crandall Photographs by Kevin Salfen [Editor’s note: in the below, Mr. Crandall discusses some of his experience while rehearsing for Sumida River, performed June 8, 2014, at the Zen Mountain Monastery.] A bamboo grove grows in front of … Continue reading

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2014 Workshop Season

Since 2003 Theatre Nohgaku has hosted workshops for poets, playwrights and other writers, as well as musicians and performance artists to help them better understand Japanese noh and to assist them in using noh in their own artistic pursuits. We … Continue reading

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Writer’s Workshop 2013

THEATRE NOHGAKU 2013 WRITER’S WORKSHOP July 12 – 14, 2013. Hosted at the 92nd St Y, New York, NY Since 2003, Theatre Nohgaku has hosted workshops for poets, playwrights, musicians and performers to help them better understand Japanese noh and … Continue reading

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Pagoda kuse video

(Editor’s note: below video is the kuse section from Jannette Cheong’s english-language noh Pagoda. This video was shot during the 2011 Asia Tour at the National Noh Theatre, Tokyo.) Contributed by Tom O’Connor (Pagoda ji-utai member) The dance, the music, … Continue reading

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Tama-no-Dan

Contributed by David Crandall INTRODUCTION: “Tama-no-Dan is a famous segment from the noh play Ama, which recounts how a diver (a woman of humble origins) has an affair with a high court official (Fujiwara no Fuhito) and bears him a … Continue reading

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