Tag Archives: Oshima Kinue

Dressing the Student

Contributed by David Surtasky Photographs by David Surtasky Japanese Textiles and the Art of Sculpting Kimono, Theatre Nohgaku’s Costume Workshop, June 2014 (Pt. 5) The below gallery is a collection of photographs of the process of dressing a noh actor … Continue reading

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Dressing the Actor

Contributed by David Surtasky Photographs by David Surtasky Japanese Textiles and the Art of Sculpting Kimono, Theatre Nohgaku’s Costume Workshop, June 2014 (Pt. 4) The below gallery is a series of (more or less) sequential photographs of the process of … 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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Beyond Hip Hop Style: Feeling and Form in Noh’s “Big Pants” (Ōkuchi)

Contributed by Megan Nicely [Editor’s note: Megan Nicely is an artist/scholar whose choreography and writing focus on American and Japanese experimental dance. She holds an MFA in dance from Mills College, a PhD in performance studies from New York University, … Continue reading

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2013 Costume Workshop: John Oglevee Gallery

Gallery contributed by John Oglevee, coordinator for the TN Costume Workshop, Kyoto & Fukuyama Japan, June 12-18, 2013. Images ©2013 John Oglevee. Used by permission.

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2013 Costume Workshop: Megan Nicely Gallery

Gallery contributed by Megan Nicely, participant in the TN Costume Workshop, Kyoto & Fukuyama Japan, June 12-18, 2013. Images ©2013 Megan Nicely. Used by permission.

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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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2012 Costume Workshop video highlights.

Here is some highlight video of the 2012 TN Costume Workshop held in Kyoto & Fukuyama Japan. It features clips from the lecture component, various field trips to master artisans as well as the culminating trip to the Oshima Nohgakudo … Continue reading

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Ōkuchi

Ōkuchi. Or some seriously big pants. Worn as part of a noh costume, these are hakama that have a large hump formed in the back (made stiff by alternating thick and thin wefts.). They’re sufficiently large that a multi-person operation … Continue reading

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