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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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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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Atsumori (敦盛): Final Scene

Video of the final scene from the takigi noh performance of “Atsumori,” Bloomsburg Town Park August 3, 2012. Performed as part of the Noh Training Project under the auspices of the Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble (and the cooperation of Bloomsburg University … Continue reading

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Atsumori (敦盛): Otoko-Mai (男舞)

Video of the otoko-mai from the takigi noh performance of “Atsumori,” Bloomsburg Town Park August 3, 2012. Performed as part of the Noh Training Project under the auspices of the Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble (and the cooperation of Bloomsburg University of … Continue reading

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Funabenkei, Final Scene

Video of the spirit of Tomomori attacking Yoshitsune and Benkei in their boat. The final scene from the takigi noh performance of “Funabenkei,” Bloomsburg Town Park, 2009. Performed as part of the Noh Training Project under the auspices of the … Continue reading

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Drums of the Moment

Contributed by Matthew Dubroff For this  summer’s Noh Training Project (NTP) performance of Atsumori, I began preparing one year in advance to play the kotsuzumi (small shoulder drum).  I practiced the last half of the play under the guidance of … Continue reading

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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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