New and Traditional Noh

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New and Traditional Noh

Time: May 14, 2015 at 7:30pm to May 16, 2015 at 7:30pm
Location: Japan Society
Street: 333 East 47th Street
City/Town: New York, NY
Website or Map: http://www.japansociety.org/e…
Phone: (212) 715-1258
Event Type: performance
Organized By: Lara Mones
Latest Activity: Apr 21, 2015

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Explore Japan’s time-honored noh theater in a rare double bill that offers plays from the modern and traditional repertories. The evening features the poignant new play Holy Mother in Nagasaki, in which a pilgrim learns about the legend of a woman, surmised to have been the Virgin Mary, who appeared to console the victims of the atomic bomb. Kiyotsune, one of Zeami’s (1363?-1443?) masterpieces, is offered as a companion piece. This centuries-old noh play tells the story of  a grieving widow who meets her warrior husband in a dream to learn of his final battle. Performed in Japanese with English subtitles.

Led by noh actor Kanji Shimizu; Featuring members of the Church of St. Francis Xavier Choir, New York; Presented in assistance with Tessen-kai Noh Theater Association.

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