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Japan’s Traditional Noh Theatre Comes to U of M Jan. 26 University News
For release: January 13, 2009

For press information, contact Alice Berry, 901/678-3184

Noh Theatre
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, January 26.

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, call 901-678-3184.

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