Call for Papers:
"Where Rivers Meet: A Symposium"

We invite paper proposals related to any of this project's major themes:

• Noh theater outside Japan and the influence of noh on other forms
• Benjamin Britten and Asian music
• The work of Carmen Tafolla
• Poetic, dramatic, historical, and artistic works related to water
• Art, grief, and spirituality

Where Rivers Meet is an international performance and education project that culminates in a triple bill: Sumidagawa, the classic noh play in Richard Emmert's English-language performing version; Song of the Yanaguana River, a new kyogen-inspired interlude by 2015 Poet Laureate of Texas Carmen Tafolla; and Curlew River, William Plomer and Benjamin Britten's church opera written in response to Sumidagawa.

The symposium for Where Rivers Meet will be held Oct. 29-Nov. 1 at the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio, Texas. The symposium will include: concert performances of Britten's music; film screenings; sessions on the creation of Song of the Yanaguana River, on noh masks and costumes, and on spiritual and environmental aspects of the three works; an opportunity to attend a dress rehearsal of the performance and to interact with the international artists involved in the project. One of the main purposes of the symposium is to foster communication and promote collaboration across boundaries of language, culture, academic discipline, and professional training.

We invite paper proposals related to any of the project's major themes:

• Noh theater outside Japan and the influence of noh on other forms
• Benjamin Britten and Asian music
• The work of Carmen Tafolla
• Poetic, dramatic, historical, and artistic works related to water
• Art, grief, and spirituality
 
Please submit a 250-word abstract, 100-word bio, and curriculum vitae or resume to Dr. Kevin Salfen (salfen@uiwtx.edu) by June 30, 2015. Presenters will be notified about the status of their proposals by July 31, 2015.

"Where Rivers Meet" is a co-production of the University of the Incarnate Word, Theatre Nohgaku, and St. Luke's Episcopal Church and School.
 
Find us on Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/WhereRiversMeet2015

And see "Arts of Noh: An Exhibit for 'Where Rivers Meet'," featuring thirteen noh masks by master artisan Hideta Kitazawa, on display now through Nov. 8, 2015, at the Central Library, San Antonio (600 Soledad; San Antonio, TX 78205)