Between the Stones (Phase 2) Performance Demonstration Lecture Fri 8th Feb 2019
Getting to noh from ‘page to stage’
‘Noh’ is classical Japanese theatre which combines dance, drama, music,
poetic text, exquisite costumes and masks into a highly aesthetic form of
art that has been performed continuously for 650 years.
This performance demonstration talk is designed to introduce audiences
to the key elements of noh and to have a close up and interactive
experience of how a new noh is developed from ‘page to stage’.
The focus of the new noh, Between the Stones, is ‘from tragic loss to
peace’. It explores how the burden of grief turns into an understanding and
celebration of life, death, beauty and love; and the transformative power of
gardens to nurture and heal the soul… It also uniquely brings together three
Japanese cultural forms – noh, karesansui gardens and furin (wind chimes).
The professional noh actor, Kinue Oshima, the composer, Richard Emmert,
and the author of this new two-act English language noh drama, Jannette
Cheong, will share key aspects of how this new noh will be transformed from
the poetic text to the stage production using traditional noh techniques.
This is the third noh performing arts collaboration between Richard Emmert
and Jannette Cheong and the second with the Oshima family following the
acclaimed success of Pagoda (2009 European Tour, 2011 Asia Tour).
Come and join this unique team to have a deeper understanding
of the 650 year-old theatre of noh, and learn about the second
important phase of this rare, new collaborative noh project.
FULL DETAILS: Phase 2 Talk Mill Theatre 2019 (2)
Presentation by: Kinue Oshima, Richard Emmert, Jannette Cheong