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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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Mae-shite

Contributed by David Surtasky My role is mae-shite. Lead actor of the first half, one of the grasscutters. In a traditional noh, the mae-shite and nochi-shite would be the same person, but in our production we’ve divided the role between … Continue reading

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