With partial support from the Japan Foundation New York, Theatre Nohgaku is happy to be given to opportunity to present workshops and a performance as part of the Hampden-Sydney College Music Series in March, 2012 in Hampden-Sydney Virginia. Led by Artistic Director Richard Emmert, the activities will include the premiere performance of the chamber piece Atsumori in Japanese and English.
On March 19th TN members will visit classrooms and present workshops to introduce students to the fundamental components of noh music including voice and the four instruments (taiko, otsuzumi, kotsuzumi and nohkan.) A variety of topics related to the Japanese art of noh and TN’s work in English will also be presented.
A performance will be held the evening of the 19th featuring several shimai in both Japanese and English, as well as maibayashi. The chamber piece Atsumori will be performed as part of a new initiative to present smaller scale productions in both Japanese and English as part of our mission to share noh with new and wider audiences worldwide.