For those with a special interest or beginner's curiosity about this ancient form of Japanese theatre, JACLab is pleased to present interactive Noh workshops to be held in Bellevue from Monday, September 29th and Tuesday, September 30th. Special thanks to the Bellevue Chidlren's Academy for hosting this one-of-a-kind event for the general public in Seattle and the Eastside. For
more information, please visit: Noh Interactive Workshops - Bellevue Children's Academy
ACT Theatre, 700 Union Street
Friday, 9/26/2014 @ 7:00 pm
Saturday, 9/27/2014 @ 2:00 pm
Saturday, 9/27/2014 @ 7:00 pm
Sunday, 9/28/2014 @ 2:00 pm
JACLab is honored to partner with ACT Theatre in Seattle to present Munenori Takeda and Garrett Fisher in this groundbreaking performance for Seattle audiences.
This is a rare chance for Seattle audiences to see the Noh play, Tomoe, performed in traditional style by Munenori Takeda, one of Japan’s best-known Noh artists, and the Takeda Noh Troupe. Deriving from the classic Japanese epic, “Tales of the Heike,” Tomoe tells the moving story of the famous 12th-century woman warrior, Tomoe Gozen, and her ill-fated love for her master,Yoshinaka. In addition to Tomoe, the program will include Seattle’s own Garrett Fisher, who pays tribute to the universal qualities of Noh with his original work, Yoshinaka. It was inspired by the beauty of this classical theatre form and draws from the same Noh play, Tomoe.
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For those who enjoy visiting the Seattle Japanese Garden, JACLab is pleased to present a special sunset Noh performance by Munenori Takeda through the generous support of the Japan World Exposition 1970 Commemorative Fund, the Toshiba International Foundation, the Japanese Garden Advisory Council, and Seattle Parks and Recreation.
This special performance by Munenori Takeda is also made possible through the worldwide sponsor of Noh and Opera, Five Senses, Inc.
Please visit the following link for more details on this not-to-be-missed evening: http://seattlejapanesegarden.org/theuniversalityofnoh.html
We also thank the following organizations and individuals for their generous support of this project.
- ACT Theater
- Bellevue Children’s Academy
- The City of Seattle Parks and Recreation Department
- The Consulate General of Japan in Seattle
- The Fisher Ensemble
- Garvey Schubert Barer
- Japan-America Chamber of Commerce (JACC)
- Jungle City
- The Listel Hotel
- Memory War Theater
- The Seattle Japanese Garden Advisory Council
- Five Senses
- Heiando America
- Hokubei Hochi
- Kohtoku Enterprise, Inc.
- AD Gainer
- Tetsuo Aoba
- Keiko Arakane
- Chisayo Araki
- Tyler Arndt
- Christopher Bachmann
- Georgia Boulias
- Tyrone Brown
- Gobo Enterprises
- Ran Ebisawa
- Junko Goodyear
- Emu Goto
- Ayako Hashizume
- Tomoyuki Hirasawa
- Nobuko Igaki
- Yuriko Isada
- Hiroshi and Miho Ito
- Raymond Jobe
- Vivek Kandadai
- Tomoko Kawakami
- Kotoku and Sumiko Kurachi
- John and Anna Lea Mackay
- Michi Murayama
- Nobuo Nagasue
- Tomoyasu Nakamura
- Hisayo and Satoshi Nakajima
- Mayumi Nakano
- Yoshitaka Nakao
- Yukiko Negishi
- Keiko Nishino
- Kaoru Okumura
- Hiroshi and Naomi Onaka
- Tim Paul
- Jay and Rakuko Rubin
- Akemi Sagawa
- Yoko Shimizu
- Setsuko Smith
- Akiko Sonoda
- Britton Steel
- Aiko Suganuma
- Hiroko Sugiyama
- Mayumi Tashiro
- Holly Thomas
- Mitsuko Toyama
- Takako Yamada
Cornish College of the Arts, Poncho Concert Hall, 710 E. Roy St., Seattle 98102
Sunday, September 21, 2014 from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
For more than 30 years, Cornish College of the Arts, through the Cornish Music Series, has presented an annual series of concerts and master classes featuring a wide-range of professional visiting artists and resident faculty. JACLab is honored to partner with Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle to present Hirokazu Fujii, master shamisen player, and head of Japan's Ginmeikai jiuta ensemble.
Hirokazu Fujii is a leading performer of the shamisen. He is the iemoto of the Ginmeikai School, whose members play as an ensemble of koto and shamisen in the jiuta style. He holds a Masters' Degree from the Tokyo University of The Arts and is Chairman of the Ginmekai School, a Councilor of the Japan Sankyoku Association, and Assistant Director of the Ikuta School. He has received awards from NHK, and the Office of Culture of Japan. Passionate about sharing the beauty of jiuta, he teaches in eight cities and performs regularly on TV and radio, and has toured the United States, Canada and Europe. This is a rare chance to see a jiuta performer of this caliber perform in Seattle.
Tickets available at: http://www.cornish.edu/presents
Jiuta can be considered one of the most distinctive styles of music in the pleasure quarters of Kyoto and Osaka, the world described in the novel, "Memoirs of a Geisha." Jiuta features the shamisen and in olden days many of the players of jiuta shamisen were blind musicians. From the early 18th century, occasions for shamisen to play together with koto became common and now, there is a very close relationship between koto and Jiuta. For koto musicians of the Ikuta School living in Kansai, playing Jiuta is an important part of their work.
CONSULATE GENERAL OF JAPAN IN SEATTLE
THE ASAHI SHIMBUN FOUNDATION
CORNISH COLLEGE OF THE ARTS
BAINBRIDGE ISLAND MUSEUM OF ART
GARVEY SCHUBERT BARER
SEATTLE ART MUSEUM
JACLab is pleased to present a rare opportunity to participate in a workshop with Jiuta master,
Hirokazu Fujii. Highly recommended for koto, shamisen, and shakuhachi players and students.
Saturday, September 20, 2014
Meeting Room, Midori Condominium, Seattle
For more details or to reserve a spot, please call 206-723-6238
JACLab is pleased to present Sawa Fujii and her beautiful contemporary koto music for the first time in Seattle. In keeping with JACLab's mission to bring Japan's clasical arts to the general public, we have arranged for a series of performances by this master koto player at various community venues.
Ginmeikai Seattle Perfomance Schedule:
SEP 17 @ 2:00-2:40PM
1601 E Yesler Way, Seattle, WA 98122
Open to residents and the community
SEP 18 @ 7:00-8:00PM
Northwest School Auditorium
1415 Summit Ave, Seattle, WA 98122
Open to students and their families
SEP 19 @ 7:00-8:00PM
Bainbridge Island Museum of Art
550 Winslow Way E, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
Open to the public
Registration required at http://jaclab-koto.brownpapertickets.com
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
(Doors open to the public for general seating at 6:45 pm)
700 Union St, Seattle
Free Admission. Suggested donation of $10 at the door.
JACLab is excited to be bringing Noh master Munenori Takeda back to Seattle. He will be presenting a joint preview with Fisher Ensemble of their upcoming Noh double-bill performance slated for September 2014 at ACT Theatre.
Don't miss this sneak peek of a beautiful, groundbreaking and innovative collaboration between one of Japan's best young Noh masters and Seattle's very own Fisher Ensemble.
The March 14, 2014 Noh double-bill preview will include selections from the traditional Noh play, Tomoe, alongside excerpts from Garrett Fisher's Noh-inspired opera Kakitsubata.
The March performance will be held at ACT Theatre's intimate venue, Bullitt Cabaret. Seats are limited so please contact firstname.lastname@example.org by March 8th if you wish to reserve seats for you and your group.
There will be a post-preview reception from approximately 8:15 pm - 9:00 pm so that guests and members of the press can meet Munenori Takeda and Garrett Fisher.