Training opportunity in Noh (Hampden-Sydney College)

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Training opportunity: Noh Training Project US 2021

The Noh Training Project is an intensive 3-week training program covering the singing and dancing of Japan’s centuries-old dance-drama with veteran performers from Theatre Nohgaku. During the final week of instruction, Kita school Master Teacher and Intangible Cultural Asset Akira Matsui joins the project. Participants will also have the chance to work with the musical instruments of noh. Actors, directors, dancers, musicians, and academics interested in Japanese performance experience are encouraged to apply.

The Noh Training Project US:
Hampden-Sydney College, Hampden-Sydney, Virginia
May 16-June 4, 2021


Tuition includes: room (with linens and kitchenette), weekday board*, Kita Noh School rehearsal fan, digital documentation of final recital (video and photos).

Transportation (air and ground) and tabi (split-toed sock) are not included.

Academic Credit: Through the Hampden-Sydney College May Term Program interested participants can apply to receive 3 hours of transferrable credit.

Program Features:

• Daily sessions in the singing (utai) and dancing (shimai) of noh
• Weekly presentations of noh performances on video followed by discussion
• A final recital performance on June 4, 2021.  Students will perform one short dance piece and chant for 1-2 other pieces.
• Noh actor Master Teacher Akira Matsui will provide instruction during the final week of training.

Hampden-Sydney College is the tenth oldest institution of higher learning in the United States (1775), and the oldest of the country's few remaining private colleges that specializes in educating and developing young men.  The College is located on a beautiful, residential campus situated on 1300 acres in south-central Virginia, 60 miles southwest of Richmond.