Kanze Noh Theatre
Wednesday, July 13 through Sunday, July 17
Rose Theater – Broadway at W. 60th Street
Admission: $25 – $125
Kiyokazu Kanze, the 26th Grand Master of the Kanze School and a descendent of the founder of Noh, brings the profound lyricism and aesthetic elegance of this ancient dramatic art form to Lincoln Center. On an authentic Noh stage constructed especially for Lincoln Center Festival, Kanze Noh Theatre will present five different Noh dramas selected from the repertoire of approximately 240, as well as two Kyogen, the customary comic interlude in a Noh program.
In the enigmatic Japanese dramas of Noh, ancient stories from classical Japanese literature and oral traditions come to life in a sublime, ritualized blend of poetry, music, drama, and dance. The divide between the natural and supernatural is bridged as spirits and humans interact in a world rife with symbolism. The nearly 700-year-old dramatic form—known to many for its highly stylized masks and elegantly simple set featuring a single pine tree—is one of the world’s oldest continuously performed genres of performance art and was recently designated an “Intangible Cultural Heritage” by UNESCO.
- Okina and Hagoromo
Wednesday, July 13 at 7:30 p.m.
- Sumida Gawa, Busshi, Shakkyo
Thursday, July 14 at 7:30 p.m.
- Hagoromo, Kaki Yamabushi, Sumida Gawa
Friday, July 15 at 7:30 p.m.
- Okina and Aoi no Ue
Saturday, July 16 at 1:30 p.m.
- Hagoromo, Busshi, Aoi no Ue
Saturday, July 16 at 7:30 p.m.
- Okina and Shakkyo
Sunday, July 17 at 2:00 p.m.
For details about each play and to purchase tickets, please visit Lincoln Center’s website.