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ICT Workshop 8: The Roots of Japan ~ Nohgaku and Japanese culture ~

posted Mar 5, 2014, 5:12 AM by Tsubasa Kato   [ updated Apr 3, 2014, 8:10 PM by INFO ICT ]
ICT Workshop 8: Nohgaku

The roots of Japan Nohgaku and Japanese culture

“Let’s become the preacher of 650 year old Japanese theatre Nohgaku” !!

 

能楽から見る「日本人」のルーツとは?「日本人のアイデンティティを知ろう」!

650年続く日本の伝統演劇「能楽」を表現できる日本人になろう ~

 

Date

Saturday, April 5th


Event Details:  Fascinating Points

There are four main types of traditional theater in Japan: Nohgaku, Kyogen, Kabuki and Bunraku. Nohgaku is the oldest of these, with the same few hundred plays put on today that were first written and performed back in the 15th century. Nohgaku is a dramatic, musical dance performance rich with symbolism. Plots draw on Buddhist and Shinto mythology.

Led by certified Kanze -ryu shihan (instructor) Yoko Layer, this workshop will introduce participants to the history and conceptual aspects of Nohgaku by inviting them to explore Nohgaku’s stylized chant, movement (and instrumental music). Participants will also be introduced to the spiritual roots of Nohgaku that has strong relations with the Shinto-ism which is deeply rooted in the Japanese people and traditions.

Let’s feel and experience the aesthetic world of Nohgaku together!! You will have the chance to stand on the sacred Nohgaku stage and dance with the stylized chant.
 

Pick up points

 

Understand the essence and the fascinating points about Nohgaku.

能楽の魅力、真髄を知る 

Become a Japanese who can explain and relate traditional Japanese drama
   in English.

英語で日本の伝統演劇を語れる、表現できる日本人になる

Understand the roots, identity of Japanese culture.

日本(人)文化のルーツ、アイデンティティを知る

To make an opportunity to spread the fascinating points about Nohgaku to both Japanese and

Non-Japanese people.

日本人及び外国人に能楽の魅力を伝える機会を作る
Let's walk on the real Noh Stage!  It's a big chance to go up the Noh stage! Don't miss it!

本物の能舞台を歩いてみよう!めったにない貴重な機会です!

 

 

Schedule

12:20pm           Assemble at Umewaka Nogaku Kaikan 梅若能楽学院会館集合

1:002:00pm   Lecture by Kanze -ryu shihan (instructor) Yoko Layer

2:003:00pm   Experience the dance and chant 舞と謡いの体験

3:003:40pm   Observation tour at Nohgaku-do 能楽堂見学

3:404:00pm   Q&A Time and Announcement 質疑応答と講演告知タイム

 

 




A Special Instructor


伶以野 陽子 (レイヤーヨウコ Yoko Layer

五十六世梅若六郎師(現 梅若玄祥師)に師事、内弟子入門を経て、観世流シテ方師範免許取得 

梅若会所属

公益社団法人能楽協会正会員東京支部シテ方観世流

初シテ 「羽 衣」

緑 耀 会 (ろくようかい)主宰
西新宿カルチャープラザ 講師

東中野(梅若能楽学院会館)、下北沢などで個人、団体稽古
ブログのアドレス http://noh.no-blog.jp/

 
YOKO LAYER After graduating from high school in Japan, Yoko Layer modeled and acted for several magazines, television and theater companies. She later graduated from Tokyo Gakugei University and then began to study the Stanislavsky system from Russian director Leonid Anisimov. She has since performed with the Tokyo Novyi Repertory Company in Chekhov’s "The Cherry Orchard", "The Seagull" and Gorky’s "The Lower Depths". In 2004, she began studying Noh as an apprentice on the professional track with the Umewaka Rokuro branch of the Kanze school. Later she began to spend time in Seattle with her husband Paul where they co-founded the Seattle Novyi Theatre Company and performed "The Seagull" and "Uncle Vanya" in repertory, and later "The Proposal" in the International Chekhov Festival in Tokyo. In 2007 she performed with Theatre Nohgaku in the chorus of "Crazy Jane" for TN’s Pacific Northwest tour. In 2010 she became a shihan (instructor) in the Kanze school of noh. In 2012 she performed "Hagoromo"as a leading role the first time. Now she is performing in Noh theater, and she is teaching Noh theater to beginner students 
at culture centers and in private classes.


Things to Bring

Japanese socks (tabi) or white socks

The participants who bring Japanese socks (tabi) can go up Noh stage!!

参加者の持ち物:足袋なければ白い靴下  足袋持参の方のみ能舞台に上がれます!

 

Venue

Umewaka Nogaku Kaikan  梅若能楽学院会館(楽屋敷き舞台教室3階)

http://umewakanoh.exblog.jp/i8

Address: 2-6-14, Higashinakano, Nakano-ku, Tokyo

Access: 8-minute walk from Higashi-Nakano station (JR/Oedo Line), 8-minute walk from A2, 2 Nakano-Sakaue satation (Oedo/Marunouchi Line)

Tel: 03-3363-7748 (Japanese Only)

Photo: Nakanoku Kanko Kyokai


 

Time

1:00pm ~ 4:00pm

Assemble at Umewaka Nogaku Kaikan at 12:30pm, the workshop will start at just 1:00pm.



【How to get to Umewaka Nogaku Gakuin Kaikan 梅若能楽学院会館】

The Directions are as follows;

From 西口 (West Exit), Higashi-Nakano station, JR Line
From A3 Exit, Higashi-Nakano station, Oedo Line


Go straight on 山手通り Yamanote street (walk on the right side), passing Familymart, Seven-Eleven...and keep walking near LION building. Turn right at the corner of 佐川急便 Sagawa Express (also see a coin parking) after passing Mexican restaurant. It takes for 8-10 minutes from the station.

From A2 or 2 Exit, Nakano-Sakaue station, Marunouichi Line or Oedo Line

Turn left after coming out of Exit 2 on the ground, you will see the Nakano sakaue intersection, and head for Seven Eleven. Go straight on 山手通り Yamanote street (walk on the left side), pass 区民センター Kumin center and walk across 宮下 Miyashita intersection. Pass the first roads and then turn left at the corner of 佐川急便 Sagawa Express (also see a coin parking). It takes for 8-10 minutes from the station.

Jojo will be waiting for you at the corner of Sagawa Express at 12:30pm! 

 


Cost

1,000yen

 

* Pay at the door, included rental space fee and instructor fee.

* Please DO NOT change your attendance status after April 4th. If you have to cancel the event after April 4th, please email Jojo at info@intlcentertokyo.com

 

RSVP

 

 

Website: http://www.intlcentertokyo.com
Facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/intlcentertokyo

 

Looking forward to seeing you there!!