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Beyond the Agemaku (揚幕)

Contributed by David Surtasky Oshirabe. The flute and drums begin, unseen by the audience, their aural sigils reach out in preface to the story about to unfold. In a line the musicians sit, just beyond the edge of the agemaku. … Continue reading

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Learning and Teaching Nohkan

Contributed by Mariko Anno This summer marks my second year teaching the nohkan (noh flute) at the Noh Training Project (NTP). It has been an honor teaching an instrument that I love, making it more approachable and playable for my … Continue reading

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Learning to Lead and to Listen

Contributed by Morit Gaifman Like David (Surtasky), my role is the mae-shite (his, in the primarily male cast with a women’s chorus, mine, in the primarily female cast with a men’s chorus). There have been a number of challenges, the … Continue reading

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