The Anatomy of Noh – "Aoi no Ue"


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The Anatomy of Noh – Aoi no Ue

Friday, May 19 and Saturday, May 20 at 7:00 p.m.

Tenri Cultural Institute – 43A W. 13th Street (between 5th and 6th Avenues)

Admission: $30/$25 Noh Society members

Noh Society, a New York-based nonprofit, cultural, and educational organization that promotes the arts and culture of Japan, will present a lecture/performance “The Anatomy of Noh – Aoi no Ue” featuring renowned Noh actor Yoshinari Shimizu from the Kanze School in Japan.

Shimizu will examine Aoi no Ue, a Muromachi Era (c. 1336-1573) Noh play based on the character Lady Aoi from the classic novel The Tale of Genji, decoding how the play embodies human obsession. The presentation will culminate in a performance of Aoi no Ue, whereby guests will understand the importance of physical balance and use of space on the stage.

This is a rare opportunity to see and experience the atmosphere of Noh, a traditional Japanese art form that was designated an “Intangible Cultural Heritage” by UNESCO, in an intimate setting.

For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit Noh Society’s Eventbrite page.