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Noh Training Japan

Noh Training Japan


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Sculpting Silk: Noh Costuming
Jun
10
to Jun 18

Sculpting Silk: Noh Costuming

  • Medieval Japanese Studies Institute (map)
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See how noh costumes are made, learn what they mean, and experience how they are worn. Japanese textile expert and noh scholar Monica Bethe serves as guide and Kita School professionals provide costuming lessons in a workshop that features visits to fabric dyers, weavers, and embroiderers, as well as attendance at a professional noh rehearsal and subsequent full performance. (limit 8)

WHAT: Noh Costuming: Sculpting Silk
WHERE: Kyoto - Fukuyama, Japan
COST: ¥100,000

Tuition includes: Participation fee and materials for seminars


Tuition does NOT include: Airfare, ground transportation, accommodation or daily expenses

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Kata Boot Camp: Noh Basics
Jun
19
to Jun 21

Kata Boot Camp: Noh Basics

Master basic noh movement patterns through inventive pedagogy. Traditional noh performers start training as children so that movement is second nature to them. Amateur noh performers often study with a teacher 2 or 3 times a month, developing fluency over a lifetime of practice in a way that resembles martial arts training. Led by Kita School’s sole professional female shite Kinue Oshima, we have developed a 3-day intensive mini-course to give participants confidence in the basics of noh movement and chant, crucial preparation for the following 3-week workshop. (limit 12)

WHAT: Noh Basics: Kata Boot Camp
WHERE: Fukuyama, Japan
COST: ¥25,000

Tuition includes: Participation fee and materials for seminars
Tuition does NOT include: Airfare, ground transportation, accommodation or daily expenses

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Revealing the Mask: Noh Mask Making
Jun
23
to Jul 12

Revealing the Mask: Noh Mask Making

3-week mask making workshop led by master carver Hideta Kitazawa. Participants will create their own noh masks, starting with a woodblock, proceeding through carving and concluding with painting. (includes all materials, plus tuition for chant portion of “Power Through Resistance”) (limit 3)

WHAT: Noh Mask Making: Revealing the Mask
WHERE: Tokyo, Japan
COST: ¥85,000

Tuition includes: Participation fee and materials for seminars


Tuition does NOT include: Airfare, ground transportation, accommodation or daily expenses

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Power Through Resistance: Noh Chant, Movement, Instruments
Jun
23
to Jul 12

Power Through Resistance: Noh Chant, Movement, Instruments

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Teruhisa Oshima leads a team of Kita School professionals in an unforgettable 3 weeks of training focused on chant (utai) and dance (shimai). First-time participants will receive an introduction to noh instruments (hayashi), and returning participants will deepen their focus on chant and drumming. Includes tickets to three professional noh performances. First-time participants: ¥120,000 (includes tuition, two pair of white tabi, rehearsal fan, printed materials and translations, practice wear, pictures of final recital and DVD). Returning participants who already have full practice wear: ¥85,000 (limit 12)

This workshop is physically strenuous and requires frequent kneeling, standing, and sustained concentration. Participants should expect to focus exclusively on the workshop for the full three weeks in order to receive the maximum benefit.

WHAT: Noh Chant, Movement, Instruments: Power through Resistance
WHERE: Tokyo, Japan
COST: ¥120,000 (first time) ¥85,000 (returning student)

Tuition includes: Participation fee and materials for seminars


Tuition does NOT include: Airfare, ground transportation, accommodation or daily expenses

The workshop is limited to 6 beginner participants, and 6 for those with prior experience. Early registration highly recommended.

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Pause Between Silence: Writing New Noh
Jul
15
to Jul 19

Pause Between Silence: Writing New Noh

July 15-19 :
A 5-day intensive writing workshop in the basics of noh structure, designed to encourage participants to write sections of new pieces in their own languages. (limit 8)

WHAT: Writing New Noh: Pause between Silence
WHERE: Tokyo, Japan
COST: ¥50,000

Tuition includes: Participation fee and materials for seminars


Tuition does NOT include: Airfare, ground transportation, accommodation or daily expenses

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Noh Time is a Presence: Experimenting with noh
Jul
15
to Jul 19

Noh Time is a Presence: Experimenting with noh

This workshop will ask participants to apply techniques they have learned over the course of the workshop to new work. Evening sessions will be dedicated to creating and sharing short pieces. (Tokyo) ¥20,000 (open only to returning participants)

WHAT: Experimenting with Noh: Noh Time Is a Presence
WHERE: Tokyo, Japan
COST: ¥20,000

Tuition includes: Participation fee and materials for seminars


Tuition does NOT include: Airfare, ground transportation, accommodation or daily expenses

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