The ancient Japanese art form Noh is celebrated at Kings Place
‘Gorgeously-costumed actors pose like statues, with climactic moments of ferocious activity’
Noh is an ancient form of classical Japanese musical drama. The art form relies on props, costume, dance and high stylised gestures to convey emotions, requiring highly trained actors and musicians.
This June, at Kings Place, there are a number of events celebrating, discussing and reimagining this fascinating form of expression. The programme includes a discussion between two leading neuroscientists on the curious connections between the Noh and the mechanisms of the brain, a workshop with French actor Jean-Louis Barrault who uses the subtlety of Noh techniques to help him inhabit his characters, and a truly original piano recital.
The full programme
Fri 29 June, 6pm
Noh Reimagined – Opening Talk
Fri 29 June, 7.30pm
The Sublime Illusions of Mugen Noh
Fri 29 June, 9.45pm
Leon Michener + Noh: Space in Between
Sat 30 June, 12noon
Noh Movement Workshop: Acting from Inside
Sat 30 June, 2pm
Seminar – Noh Mask, Noh Movement: Illusory Devices
Sat 30 June, 4pm
Talk and Presentation – Noh + Neuroscience: Glimpsing the Invisible
Sat 30 June, 6.30pm
Talk – Clod Ensemble
To book, see the King’s Place website, or call the Box Office on 020 7520 1490.