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Experience the Beauty of Noh Right Here in Seattle -- Join Me!
The first instance of hearing Munenori Takeda’s powerful and moving Noh chant is unforgettable. It’s both surprising and soothing – an unusual combination. The power in his voice, juxtaposed with the refinement of Noh gestures, makes for a thrilling experience for the viewer.
As one of the young masters of the pre-eminent Kanze school, Munenori Takeda can choose to pursue his career comfortably in Japan. But he feels so strongly that Noh is an art form that has something valuable to impart to all audiences that he is taking on the challenge of taking Noh farther afield, without compromising its traditional standards or essence.
His determination to do this has moved me to support his efforts. The collaboration with Seattle’s acclaimed opera composer, Garrett Fisher, makes it all the more exciting and meaningful for Seattle residents. This is a unique partnership in which both artists are deeply respectful of each other’s art forms and structures, and whose collaboration shows the kind of global understanding and cultural openness that Seattle is known for.
Please join me in making “The Beauty of Noh: Tomoe + Yoshinaka” happen in Seattle! Thank you for your donation and see you at ACT Theatre, September 26-28, 2014!
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About Japan Arts Connection Lab
JACLab is a nonprofit corporation and registered charity dedicated to sharing the universal beauty of Japan’s heritage arts with the US public. Developed over centuries through unbroken lines of master-apprentice training, these artistic traditions remain relevant for today’s society. Our activities aim to inform a community that can learn and appreciate the values embodied in Japan’s heritage arts.