Noh way!!

The publicity of this event comes courtesy of Dr. Claire Conceison via David G. Goodman, Director of IJPAN:

On March 28 and 29,2011 the Kashū-juku Noh ensemble will be performing at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and the Illinois Japan Performing Arts Network (IJPAN) will stream their performance and their introductory, interactive workshop live on the Internet.  You and your students will be able to view the workshop and performance in real time and, during the workshop, interact with ensemble members live via Facebook and Twitter.

The schedule of events is as follows.

  • March 28 (Monday), 4:00-5:30 Central Time: Introductory Workshop
  • March 29 (Tuesday), 7:30-9:30 Central Time: Performance of the Noh masterpiece Aoi no Ue, the battle scene from Yashima, and the Kyōgen comedy Bōshibari

Kashū-juku, a Noh ensemble based in Kyoto, will be coming to the University of Illinois directly from the Japan Society in New York, where they will be performing as part of the JapanNYC Festival.  This is an opportunity for you and your students to access a world-class theatrical event from the comfort of your own campus.

In order to receive the live stream you must register with IJPAN.  You can register simply by sending an e-mail to ijpanproject@illinois.edu Registration is free. After registering, you will be sent detailed instructions about how to access the live stream, and you will receive advance notice of future events.

Funded by a generous grant from the Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership, IJPAN brings Japanese performance—classical and contemporary theatre, music, and dance—to audiences in the United States and abroad; facilitates collaborations among Japanese and American artists; and involves the scholarly community in conversations about the Japanese performing arts.

Many IJPAN events are planned in partnership with the Japan Society of New York.  Events being planned for the 2011-12 season include a J-Pop concert, Japanese theatre performances by outstanding contemporary troupes, and recent music from Okinawa.

Please join the Illinois Japan Performing Arts Network and join the fun!

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