Between the Stones: 'Getting to Noh' from Page to Stage

Submitted by Louise Hancock on December 7, 2018 - 14:35

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Pitt Rivers Museum
Saturday, 15 December 2018
14.00 - 15.30
Free but booking required
Noh mask

'Noh' is classical Japanese theatre, which combines elements of dance, drama, music and poetic text into a highly aesthetic form of art that has been performed continuously for 650 years. In contrast to its minimalist stage, 'noh' uses elaborate costumes and exquisitely carved wooden masks such as those acquired at Pitt Rivers Museum from master mask-maker Hideta Kitazawa. This illustrated talk by Jannette Cheong is designed to introduce the key elements of classical 'noh' 'Between the Stones', which is being prepared for performance, to give a close up and interactive experience of the challenges of developing a new 'noh' 'from page to stage' using traditional techniques.
Come and join us for this fascinating opportunity to get 'under the skin' of this rare UK artist's work. As the first British person to write a 'noh' using traditional techniques, Jannette will unravel the mysteries of this exquisite classical theatre form as she begins her third collaboration with Richard Emmert, and second collaboration with members of the Oshima Noh Theatre family.

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Booking not required. Entry via the Museum of Natural History.