The Contemporary Art of Classical Japanese Theatre
- event type: Festival
- start date: 13 May 2016
- end date: 14 May 2016
- time: 6pm
- city/area: London
- venue:Kings Place Music Foundation
- country: United Kingdom
- Japanese Classical
- event submitted by: mu:arts
Noh Reimagined – The Contemporary Art of Classical Japanese Theatre
Friday 13 and Saturday 14 May 2016, Kings Place, London
Art, Music, Dance & The Divine
Noh originated in the 14th century and has been performed continuously since, making it among the oldest unbroken performance traditions in the world. Noh’s aesthetic concepts, unique musical rhythms and tempos influenced many Western artists in the 20th century, including Benjamin Britten. This two-day festival explores the art of Noh, which continues to inspire many practitioners across diverse art forms.
King Place continue their collaboration with Akiko Yanagisawa of mu: arts in presenting some of the foremost Noh performers from Japan to the UK. These performers, all of whom are recognised as intangible cultural assets by the Japanese Government, will be joined by innovative British artists at the cutting edge of the UK’s vibrant interdisciplinary arts scene. The festival’s aim is to communicate the essence of classical Noh and explore how its distinctive aesthetic and musical textures have become valuable resources for the contemporary visual, musical and theatrical arts.