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

Jannette Cheong
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14:00 - 15:30
Pitt Rivers Museum
South Parks Road
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Entry via the Oxford University Museum of Natural History

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Gallery tours / talks
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'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'. It will be followed by a reading of Jannette's new '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 methods, 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.