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NYZ: Noh Drama Workshop

February 29 @ 3:30 pm - 4:45 pm

Calming Noh workshop

Experience Noh
Distill your energy and
Blossom your heart

Noh, a Japanese traditional form of art consisting of music, dance, and drama was established in the 14thcentury. As you know, its aesthetics and expressions are highly influenced by Zen Buddhism.

It’s commonly considered that Noh is a performance to see in modern days, yet Noh was also a performance “to perform” for people in old days. In medieval Japan Noh was said to be practiced for a physical training as well as mindfulness for being aware of the moment to survive and live out in a turbulent period.

In this workshop Mayo Miwa will navigate people who are new to Noh to experience a short segment of Noh chanting Utai, using deep breath and internal strength, and Noh movement Shimai, which requires mindful concentration and awareness of the outer space by sliding movements with your feet on the floor. This workshop will take place after a short lecture.

February 29th, 2020
3:30 – 4:45PM

New York Zendo Shobo-ji
223 E 67th St, New York, NY 10065
$20 (or $15 for Zen Studies Society Supporting Members)

What you need:
Socks or Tabi (Japanese traditional socks)

Guided by Mayo Miwa (The Kanze School):
Mayo began to study Noh at the age of 14. Trained under a leading Noh actor of the Kanze School and graduated from the Tokyo University of Arts as a Noh Major.
Moved to New York in 2004. Joined the 501(c) organization Noh Society in 2015, and has been actively facilitating educational programs of Noh, Kyogen, and Bunraku in NY and other cities with actors from Japan. Mayo’s interest is not only limited to Noh education for students at American educational institutes, professional actors, and general public, but also to collaborate with artists from different media to develop the art of Noh in contemporary forms and to explore the physicality of traditional Noh theater.

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February 29
3:30 pm - 4:45 pm


New York Zendo
223 E 67th St
New York, NY 10065
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(212) 861-3333

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