KAWAMURA Haruhisa, KATAYAMA Shingo, TAMOI Hiromichi and OE Nobuyuki, certified instructors in the Kanze School of Noh, will come to Georgetown, KY to teach a week-long workshop in Noh theatre, give demonstrations on costuming, wearing the Noh masks and playing musical instruments, and give performances of well-known pieces from the Noh repertoire.
Noh is a traditional form of Japanese masked theatre that combines music, poetry, dance and narrative and developed under the patronage of Japan‚Äôs elite warrior class in the Kyoto region beginning in the mid 14th century. The workshop is based on the ‚ÄúTraditional Theatre Training‚ÄĚ workshop offered by the Kyoto Arts Center.
All four instructors have successfully instructed Noh workshops in the US before. In 2007 ¬†KATAYAMA, TAMOI and OE offered a week-long workshop for 20 participants at Georgetown College. In 2005, TAMOI and OE gave workshops for fourteen participants¬† at State University of New York at Albany. KAWAMURA and TAMOI also gave performances and workshops that year in New York and Massachusetts.
All four instructors hope to make the Noh workshop an annual event in Kentucky in order to make more accessible this esoteric and demanding theatrical art, and to deepen the relationship between Japan and Kentucky by adding a cultural and artistic element to our already strong economic bonds.
Please contact Michael Rich, Assistant Professor of Japanese
Georgetown College, 400 E. College St., Georgetown, Ky 40324
Office: (502) 863-8202