THEATRE NOHGAKU 2013 MUSIC WORKSHOP
hosted by Theatre of Yugen at NOHspace, San Francisco, CA
Theatre Nohgaku is pleased to offer Music Workshop 2013, our third annual workshop emphasizing the elements of noh music. The workshop will explore the musical structures of noh, in particular the basic music and poetic segments known as shodan—the structural building blocks of noh performance. For each shodan we will examine details of poetic chant and how that chant is integrated with the hayashi (musical instruments) to create the music of noh. We will also consider the role of each of noh’s four instruments—nohkan (flute), kotsuzumi (shoulder drum), otsuzumi (hip drum) and taiko (stick drum)—focusing especially on how each instrument contributes to the whole performance. Finally we will discuss how the shodan of noh can be used as a basis for composing new pieces in the context of contemporary English-language theatre.
The lectures, discussions and demonstrations will be led by Richard Emmert. In addition to being Theatre Nohgaku’s artistic director, Emmert teaches Asian theatre and music, specifically noh drama, at Musashino University in Tokyo. He is also a certified Kita school noh instructor.
Workshop participants will also have hands-on lessons in the different noh instruments. No prior performance experience with noh is necessary; the workshop is open to all who want a deeper understanding of this classical stage art. Librettists, playwrights working with music, spoken word poets, and composers looking to use noh techniques for theatrical performances are especially encouraged to apply.
The workshop is limited to 12 participants.
WHAT: Theatre Nohgaku Music Workshop 2013
WHEN: March 21 - 24, 2013. 10 am - 6 pm daily
WHERE: Hosted by Theatre of Yugen at NOHspace
2840 Mariposa Street, San Francisco, CA 94110
CONTACT: Jubilith Moore, TN Music Workshop Coordinator (via the below link.)
A non-refundable deposit of $100 is due by January 31, 2013 with the remaining $250 due March 1, 2013.
* Participation fee
* Materials for seminars
Tuition does NOT include:
*Transportation, accommodation or daily expenses
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