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Boston, MA, United States
Friday 25 March and Saturday 26 March

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Theatre Nohgaku Performances and Lectures

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Friday 25 March and Saturday 26 March



Boston University presented Theatre Nohgaku's Performance and Discussion of Noh Music and a Lecture and Demonstration of Noh and Kyogen Performance Styles livestreamed on the global, commons-based peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv Friday 25 March and Saturday 26 March

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Presented by the BU Arts Initiative, the BU Women's, Gender, & Sexuality Program, and the Department of English as part of a Theatre Nohgaku residency at Boston University. Livestreaming from the BU College of Fine Arts

Theatre Nohgaku is an international performance group devoted to sharing the beauty and power of the classical Japanese noh drama with English speaking audiences and performers. Noh, one of the oldest continuing stage arts, combines highly stylized dance, chant, music, mask, and costume with intense inner concentration and physical discipline. Theater Nohgaku performs traditional noh in Japanese and English translation and creates original works that combine noh’s performance techniques and modes of expression with twenty-first century concerns.

Livestream Schedule:


Noh Music Performance/Discussion
Friday, March 25 at 9am-10am PDT (Los Angeles) / 12pm-1pm EDT (New York) / 16:00-17:00 GMT (London). 

A conversation with and demonstration by David Crandall, composer and performer in Zahdi Dates and Poppies. David will share how he used noh instruments and compositional styles but intermingled them with western harmonic structures and created a new notation system for scoring the performance. Crandall is a writer, composer, translator and performer with training in both Western and noh musical idioms. He began studying noh chant and dance in 1979 with noh master Sano Hajime of the Hosho school. In 1986 he was admitted as an apprentice at the Hosho Noh Theater in Tokyo, studying with the 19th head of the Hosho school, Hosho Fusateru.


Lecture and Demonstration of Noh and Kyogen Performance Styles
Saturday, March 26 at 11am-12:30pm PDT (Los Angeles) / 2pm-3:30pm EDT (New York) / 18:00-19:30 GMT (London). 

This lecture and demonstration will explore the basics of chant, dance and instrumental performance using traditional notation that has been annotated for English speakers. Artists will demonstrate physicality and performance of noh and kyogen, and will demonstrate the performers use of traditional masks and instruments. Presented by various artists with Theatre Nohgaku.

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