Noh Chant and Dance Workshop for Beginners
Expand your physical senses
Noh, a traditional Japanese performing art, was established about 700 years ago, which was
around the time when Zen Buddhism flourished in Japan. Because of this, the expressions and
teachings of Noh, like other medieval Japanese arts, were highly influenced by Zen Buddhism.
In this workshop participants will experience Noh chanting, which requires deep abdominal
breathing, and Noh movements, also known as “moving Zazen,” which require concentration and
core strength, by learning one of the most famous plays in the Noh repertoire, “Yuya”.
Beginners are welcome! This workshop is conducted in both English and Japanese.
Activate your physical senses and enjoy a whole-body experience through Noh chanting and
dancing. Learn to be aware of stillness in movement and movement in stillness.
What you need: Socks or Tabi Shoes, comfortable clothes
The fee is $30.
Discounted fee for ZSS Members: $20.
Discounted fee for students: $15.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
About the Instructor:
Mayo Miwa (三輪万葉) started studying Noh at 14 years old. She majored in Noh at Tokyo University of the Arts, and
trained at the Kanze School in Japan. Since Mayo moved to New York, she has been
collaborating with artists from different media to develop the art of Noh in contemporary forms
and to explore the physicality of traditional Noh theater. Mayo joined the non-profit organization
Noh Society in 2015, and she has been actively facilitating educational programs of Noh,
Kyogen, and Bunraku with actors from Japan in New York and in other cities,
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