- Performing Arts
- February 6 - 10, 2019
Noh and Kyogen
Some of the most eminent Nohgaku performers including Man Nomura, Minoru Umewaka and Masakuni Asami will perform Noh and Kyogen plays—the essence of Japanese culture—on an authentic Nohgaku stage setting.
The program is a Paris version of the Nikkei Noh Appreciation event that has featured some of the most eminent Nohgaku performers including Man Nomura, Minoru Umewaka and Masakuni Asami every year at the National Noh Theater in Tokyo. The program of Noh masterpieces will open with “Okina,” which has special status as the origin of Noh plays; followed by “Aoinoue,” a story of deep-rooted amorous resentment; ”Kiyotsune – koinonetori” depicting the sorrow of warrior leader Taira no Kiyotsune, who lost a battle and gracefully ended his life; and “Kinuta” where a wife yearns for her absent husband and is driven to despair. In the Kyogen section, Man Nomura and others will perform two Kyogen pieces: “Kirokuda” and “Futari-bakama.” The authentic Nohgaku stage setting with a roof, pillars, hashigakari (bridge way) and kagaminoma (mirror room), Nohgaku costumes and sets all come together to bring a level of Nohgaku performance that has never been possible outside of Japan.
(The program is tentative)
February 6 – 10, 2019
Cité de la musique -Philharmonie de Paris
The Japan Foundation, Nikkei Inc., Cité de la musique – Philharmonie de Paris
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Man Nomura, Minoru Umewaka, Masakuni Asami and others