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The Heart of Bunraku

Saturday, December 1, 2018

7:30 PM -   9:30 PM


The art of Japanese Puppetry, Bunraku, also known as Ningyō Jōruri, 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 


Program

SanbasoKanya Yoshida, Montomi Kiritake, Kanjiro Kiritake

Lecture : The History and Key Characteristics of Bunraku by Claudia Orenstein (Professor of Theatre at Hunter College)

Demonstration: Manipulating the Doll and Their Expression

Intermission

Datemusume Koi no Higanoko” - Hinomi Yagura no Dan Kanya Yoshida, Montomi Kiritake, Kanjiro Kiritake


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Noh Society presented the following programs in conjunction with The Heart of Bunraku.

BUNRAKU

Thursday, November 29th, 2018

3:00PM-4:30PM

Bruce Montgomery Theatre

Annenberg Center of The Performing Arts

University of Pennsylvania

In cooperation with University of Pennsylvania Noh Society was able to present a lecture- demonstration - performance of Bunraku.

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Bunraku at Hunter college

Friday, November 30th, 2018

2:10PM-3:25PM

Hunter College

In cooperation with Hunter College Noh Society was able to present a lecture- demonstration of Bunraku for the students of Japanese language at Hunter College.


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BUNRAKU workshop for puppeteers

Friday, November 30th, 2018

7:00PM-8:30PM

La MaMa Rehearsal Studio (47 Great Jones St. )

COME LEARN ABOUT BUNRAKU PUPPETS FROM A MASTER!

Pupper Master Kanya Yoshida from Japan is coming to New York, and a special workshop for fellow puppeteers has been arranged.

There will be a demonstration/explanation and an opportunity to handle the puppets followed by Q&A.


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BUNRAKU at Lyceum Kennedy Japanese School

Saturday, December 1st, 2018

1:00PM-1:30PM

Pupper Master Kanya Yoshida, Montomi Kiritake and Kanjiro Kiritake from Japan offered a demonstration and performance at LYCEUM KEMMEDT JAPANESE SCHOOL.

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