Introduction to Noh TheaterWorkshop
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Noh is a form of traditional Japanese theatre founded in the 14th century. It is a masked theatre influenced by Zen Buddhism, employing minimal, codified movements with diaphragmatic singing. In this art form, minimalistic gestures and intense, concentrated shifts in corporeal orientation engender life-like expressions to the mask. To accomplish this, the actors must master their bodies, concentrating and directing their energy to the mask and a fan, which they also employ.
In this workshop, MASATO MATSUURA proposes a method not only to discover and master our body and energy, but to harmonise body and spirit. He makes a seemingly difficult art form accessible, and reveals the major principles that enliven it.
Warm up– segmentation of the body;
– Kamae – Noh performer`s position : standing between heaven and earth, the body floats like a marionette;
– Hakobi – Noh walking steps: a sliding step related to movements in the martial arts;
– Utai – Noh singing : with diaphragmatic voice;
– Shimai – Noh choreography;
Performance with the masks.
This training is offered in partnership with Conseil de la Culture de l’Estrie. The registration form is available online.