Experiencing the World of Japanese Noh Theater Dance

Experiencing the World of Japanese Noh Theater Dance


Friday, April 24, 2015, 5pm

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One of the first women to act as a lead shite performer in a traditional Noh lineage, Hisa Uzawa is a prominent member of the Tessenkai branch of the Kanze School of Noh theater. She has been designated as a “cultural treasure” by the Japanese government. In their New York debut, she and her daughter Hikaru will introduce the dynamics and techniques of the six-hundred-fifty year tradition of dance that lies at the heart of the Noh theater. The Uzawas will perform climactic dance sequences from four major plays and present behind-the-scenes details of costume and choreography. An intimate glimpse of one of the world’s major dance traditions!

Supported by the Sen Lectureship Fund for the Donald Keene Center. Free and open to the public.

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