The Heart of Bunraku

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THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT - NO TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR

The art of Japanese Puppetry, Bunraku, will come alive in New York on December 1st!

A performance of "Datemusume Koi no Higanoko" - Hinomi Yagura no Dan, one of the most famous puppetry scenes, will be accompanied by presentations and demonstrations led by the Puppet Master Kanya Yoshida from the National Bunraku Theater in Osaka. This event will make this ancient art accessible and enjoyable even to those who are encountering it for the first time. This is a unique opportunity to experience and learn about this beautiful and compelling art from Japan. (The program will be presented in Japanese with English translation.)

Supported by Toshiba International Foundation and The Japan Foundation New York 

Date: Saturday December 1st.

Time: 7:30-9:30PM

Venue: The Theater at St. Jean

184 E. 76th Street New York, NY 10021

Tickets:$20-35

Tickets are sold out

Thank you!

 Online: https://bunraku.brownpapertickets.com


THE HEARTB OF BUNRAKU IN TOKYO

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A Lecture/Demonstration/Performance of BUNRAKU PUPPET THEATHER

Saturday, June 30th, 2018

The Nippon Zaidan Building 1-2-2 Akasaka, Minato-ku Tokyo Japan

 

The puppet master, Kanya Yoshida, will guide us in appreciating the sound of the shamisen, instruct us in how it takes three people to bring one puppet to life, and enlighten us about the Jōruri chanting

Get a first look at this event scheduled for New York in the fall of 2018!

This program will be in Japanese with English interpretation.

 

 

大阪の庶民が愛した“文楽”の魅力に迫る 

 

太夫、三味線、人形の3要素で成り立つ“文楽”。

人形遣いの吉田勘彌氏が実演を交えて解説します。

人気の演目「伊達娘恋緋鹿子」(だてむすめこいのひがのこ)も披露!

 今秋のニューヨーク開催に先駆けた東京公演です

 

 

出演:豊竹希太夫、鶴澤清志郎、吉田勘彌、桐竹紋臣、桐竹勘次郎

                                  Performer : Toyotake Nozomidayu, Tsuruzawa Seishiro, Yoshida Kanya, Kiritake Montomi, Kiritake Kanjiro

日時:2018年6月30日(土)

   午後2時半開演(午後2時会場) 

Date:Saturday June 30th, 2018 at 2:30PM

 

場所:日本財団ビル2階

   東京都港区赤坂1−2−2 

 

Venue:The Nippon Zaidan Building 1-2-2 Akasaka, Minato-ku Tokyo

 

入場料:一般3,500円、パリクラブ会員3,000円、学生2,000円

Tickets:3,500 yen (Adult), 3,000 yen (Paris Club Member), 2,000 yen (Student)

 

主催:能ソサエティー、笹川日仏財団、日仏経済交流会(パリクラブ)

助成:公益財団法人東芝国際交流財団 後援:能ソサエティー後援会

協力:JSPS科研費 JP17K02401

 

Organized by Noh Society, Fondation franco-Japanaise Sasagawa, Groupe Economique Franco-Japonais (Paris Club)

Supported by TOSHIBA INTERNATIONAL FOUNDATION, Noh Society Koenkai 

Co-Operation :  JSPS KAKENHI Grant Number  JP17K02401

 

 


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The Sound of Breathing

A Lecture/Demonstration/Performance of Noh theater

 

Saturday, March 10th, 2018 at 5PM

 

Baruch Performing Arts Center

55 Lexington Ave. New York, NY 10010

 

 

Noh, classical Japanese theater, resounds with beauty, power and artistry. This is why it has thrived for seven centuries. This stylized drama uses masks, chant, instrumental music, choreography, and splendid costuming to communicate universal human truths.

 

The Sound of Breathing explores aspects of this profound Japanese art form through utai (songs) and ko-tsuzumi (small hand drums).

 

The presentation will be led by the 16th Grand Master of the Okura School of ko-tsuzumi-kata (small hand drum), together with Yoshinari Shimizu and Nobuyuki Kizuki, who are shite-kata performers from the Kanze Noh School .

The program will culminate in a short performance of Noh play in full costume.

This is a rare opportunity to discover and experience Noh, art form handed down for over 650 years.

 

The program will be in Japanese with English translation.

 

 

Experience Noh - a Workshop

 

Friday, March 9th, 2018 at 7PM

Tenri Cultural Institute

43A W 13th St. New York, NY 10011

 

In conjunction with “The Sound of Breathing” Noh Society will host an “Experience Noh” workshop on March 9th (Friday) at the Tenri Cultural Center.

 

This workshop will be led by the internationally acclaimed Kanze School Noh performers Yoshinari Shimizu and Nobuyuki Kizuki, together with the 16th generation “kotsuzumi” (small hand drum) master Genjiro Okura.

 

In addition to instruction in Noh chanting and movement, there will be opportunities to wear Noh masks. Walking the stage with the restricted vision of a mask, accompanied by the sound of chanting and drums, will give a glimpse into the altered sense of time and space within Noh. An explanation of costumes and a demonstration of how they are worn will round out the event.

  


THE HEART OF KYOGEN 2017

 

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Lecture / Performance

Baruch Performing Arts Center, 55 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10010

Friday September 29th, 2017    7:00 pm

 

The acclaimed Ohkura School Kyogen actors Noriyoshi Ohkura and Daijiro Zenchiku are returning to New York!

Having delighted audiences with their performances and laughter in 2016, this year Mr. Ohkura and Mr. Zenchiku will perform the Kyogen classics, “SHIMIZU” (Spring Water) and “KAGYU” (Snail).

“SHIMIZU” is about a servant who cannot be bothered to get the water needed for a tea ceremony and makes up a story about a demon appearing at the spring...

“SNAIL” tells the improbable events that ensue when a servant agrees to bring back a snail that is an elixir of long life. The servant has no idea what a snail is and assumes a sleeping priest he encounters is the snail he is seeking...

Mr. Ohkura and Mr. Zenchiku will preface the performances with a lecture on the history of Kyogen and demonstrations of Kyogen acting techniques, stage effects, and sound use, making the performance readily accessible to everyone. (The program will be presented in Japanese with English supertitles.)

 

Kyogen is traditional Japanese comic theater. Kyogen dates back to the 14th century and was designated a UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage in 2001.

 

 Supported by J.C.C. Fund of the Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry of New York.

 


この夏、”狂言”に行こう! THE HEART OF KYOGEN 2017 東京公演

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In response to the acclaimed Kyogen lecture/demonstration/performances of 2016, Noriyoshi Ohkura and Daijiro Zenchiku will be returning with a new program! The Tokyo performance is scheduled for August 19th, and New York for September 29th.

大蔵流狂言師 善竹大二郎と大藏教義による新企画。

9月のNY公演に先駆け、東京公演決定!

出演: 善竹大二郎 大藏教義 宮本昇

 

日時: 2017年8月19日(土)午後3時開演(午後2時半会場)

場所: セルリアンタワー能楽堂(セルリアンタワー東京ホテル地下2階)

入場料:一般 3,500円、学生 2,000円(全席自由席)

 

 

 

Program

1, お話 これだけは知っておきたい演出方法

2. 演目 「清水」「蝸牛」

あらすじ

「清水」:はやりの茶会のため、清水(湧き水)をくんでくるよう命じられた太郎冠者。気が進まず、清水に鬼が出たと嘘をつくが....

「蝸牛」:主人の命で長寿の薬・蝸牛(かぎゅう/カタツムリ)を取ってくることになった太郎冠者だが、蝸牛を見たことがない。竹やぶで寝ていた山伏を蝸牛だと勘違いして....

 


Lecture & Performance : The Anatomy of Noh – Aoi no Ue

Noh Society presents a lecture/performance “The Anatomy of Noh – Aoi no Ue” featuring the renowned Noh actor Yoshinari Shimizu from the Kanze School on May 19th and 20th at Tenri Cultural Institute of New York.

 

 

Noh Society presents a lecture/performance “The Anatomy of Noh – Aoi no Ue” featuring the renowned Noh actor Yoshinari Shimizu from the Kanze School on May 19th and 20th at Tenri Cultural Institute of New York.

Tenri Cultural Institute 43A W. 13th Street, New York, NY

May 19 & 20, 2017 @ 7:00pm

 

Tickets : $30 (www.nohsocietymay2017.eventbrite.com )

Noh Society presents a lecture/performance “The Anatomy of Noh – Aoi no Ue” featuring the renowned Noh actor Yoshinari Shimizu from the Kanze School on May 19th and 20th.

Mr. Shimizu will examine “Aoi no Ue” based on the classic “The Tale of Genji” and decode how human obsession is embodied in this Noh play with explanations of Japanese aesthetics from the Japanese view of life and death.

The presentation will culminate in a short performance of “Aoi no Ue” in an intimate setting after he explains the anatomy of Noh with its importance of physical balance and use of space on the stage with a demonstration of the choreography, walking method, and chanting. 

Yoshinari Shimizu performs in more than 150 programs a year in Japan and overseas. Last year he played one of the Lions at “ Shakyo” at the Lincoln Center Festival.

This is a unique opportunity to discover and experience Noh, an art form handed down for over 650 years.

The program will be in Japanese with English translation.

 

Supported by Consulate General of Japan in New York and Tenri Cultural Institute of New York.

 

 


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The Heart of Kyogen: Lecture - Demonstration - Performance

Tenri Cultural Institute,

43A W 13th Street, New York, NY

October 21 & 22, 2016 7:00pm





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The Heart of Kyogen in Tokyo

NY開催に先駆けて、一夜限りの「狂言」、日本の笑いの原点に触れる!

An exclusive preview of a New York program!

Experience a night of Kyogen, the foundation of Japanese comedy