For release: January 13, 2009
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A troupe of actors and musicians from Japan will showcase that country’s traditional
theatrical art of Noh in two events at the University of Memphis, both on Monday,
The cast will lead a Noh workshop from 2 to 3:30 p.m. in the Communication and Fine
Arts Building Dancespace, Room 124.
The troupe will perform at 8 p.m. at the Rose Theatre.
Noh is Japan’s classical masked theatrical art that combines music, dance, and narrative.
The Noh style of musical drama has been performed since the 14th century, evolving
from various popular, folk, and aristocratic art forms. The troupe is led by Yasuhiro
Urata, a renowned performer from the Kanze school of Noh.
Admission is free and open to the public, but tickets are required. For reservations,