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Noh Reimagined – The Contemporary Art of Classical Japanese Theatre

Noh Reimagined – The Contemporary Art of Classical Japanese Theatre

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Noh Reimagined – The Contemporary Art of Classical Japanese Theatre, a two-day festival exploring the art of Noh, will be held at Kings Place, London on Friday, May 13 and Saturday, May 14, 2016.

Noh is a total art form comprising drama, music and dance. Originating in Japan in the 14th century, it is one of the oldest unbroken performance traditions in the world.

This two-day festival explores its aesthetic concepts and uniquemusical rhythms and tempos, which continue to inspire artists across diverse art forms.

Some of the finest Noh performers from Japan will present selections from classical Noh masterpieces such as Takasago and Toru. Master Shite actor-performer, Yoshimasa Kanze, will dance to Noh percussion instruments punctuated by the space, voice and haunting pitches of the nohkan (flute) played by Yukihiro Isso.

The festival will transform Kings Place into another world.

For more information, including full listings, visit www.kingsplace.co.uk/noh.