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羽衣: くせ

The kuse section from the August 2, 2014 performance of Hagoromo [羽衣] from the 20th Anniversary season of the Noh Training Project. Featuring participants of the Noh Training Project, and members of Theatre Nohgaku.

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Top Ten Tips for Watching Noh

Contributed by David Surtasky Photographs by David Surtasky This summer (on August 1 & 2, 2014) a free torchlit performance will be held in Bloomsburg Pennsylvania (Bloomsburg? Pennsylvania? Who knew?) along the banks of the Susquehanna River at the Town … Continue reading

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一期一会

Contributed by David Surtasky Photographs by David Surtasky Japanese Textiles and the Art of Sculpting Kimono, Theatre Nohgaku’s Costume Workshop, June 2014 (Pt. 3) Having been permitted the opportunity to experience noh both as performer and observer for a number … Continue reading

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Learning to Stand

Contributed by John Oglevee Photographs by David Surtasky Japanese Textiles and the Art of Sculpting Kimono, Theatre Nohgaku’s Costume Workshop June 15 2014, Fukuyama component So goes another successful “kneeling” as I emerge from working backstage at the Oshima Noh … Continue reading

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Kitchen Duty

Zen Mountain Monastery Sumida River Rehearsals (Pt. 3) Contributed by Kevin Salfen, University of the Incarnate Word Photographs by Kevin Salfen Wednesday, June 4, 2014 One of the most practical and revealing rituals I’ve observed during Theatre Nohgaku’s residency at … Continue reading

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Dancing the Crone

Contributed by Greg Giovanni [Editor’s note: Greg Giovanni is a poet/playwright/performance artist working in Philadelphia, PA. Theatre Nohgaku company member, Greg is the author of the English-language noh Pine Barrens. Greg contributes his thoughts about the shimai he danced this … Continue reading

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I don’t know where I am now

Contributed by Rinde Eckert [Editor’s note: Rinde Eckert is a 2007 Pulitzer Prize finalist for Drama and the Obie Award-winning creator of “And God Created Great Whales.” A writer and composer, he shares the below reflections about his experience with … Continue reading

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Exploring Japanese Traditional Theatre

Contributed by Ayako Tanigaito [Editor’s note: Ayako Tanigaito is a student participating in the Noh Training Project 2013. Below are her reflections after the first week of the three-week process.] 私 は現在マサチューセッツ州にあるセーラム大学で演劇を専攻している三年生です。今回この能のワークショップに参加しようと思った主な理由は二つ。一つは、 私は日本人で演劇専攻なのにも関わらず、日本の伝統演劇である能や歌舞伎については、無知といっても良いほど詳しい事は知りません。外国人に聞かれてもま ともに答えられない自分を恥ずかしく思っていました。二つ目に、日本の伝統演劇について学ぶ事は、これから演劇を続けていく上で重要となるような何かが潜 んでいるのではないかと直感的に思ったからです。また日本人ではなく、外国人と共に学ぶ事によって、新しい視点で日本の演劇を見られるのではないかと感じ たからでもあります。 一 周目を終えて強く感じた事は、能はかなりの集中力を要するという事です。よく仕舞の稽古の際に私が指摘される事は、一々の動きを繋げる事。気持ちが途切れ た瞬間、動きの見え方に影響が出て来ます。集中力をとぎらせず、個が持っている力を生かし、それを持続させて初めて綺麗な仕舞が完成するのかなと感じまし た。 … Continue reading

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Walking a Path to Pursue True Beauty with the Noh Training Project

Contributed by Jieun Lee [Editor’s note: Jieun Lee is a Ph.D. student at the University of Georgia at Athens and is studying noh at the Noh Training Project 2013. Theatre Nohgaku is dedicated to contributing to the dialogue about noh … Continue reading

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Newsletter, Vol. 7, Nos. 3-4

The newest edition of our newsletter is now available. Please click above, or on the image to download the PDF. In this issue we’ve got an article covering our 2012 Costume Workshop, an article by Traditional Theatre Training founder Jonah … Continue reading

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