Friends event | Friday 17 February
Noh Mask carving demonstration and talk
Friends of the Sainsbury Institute Event
Followed by a drinks reception
Friday 17 February, 6-7.30pm
Sainsbury Institute, 64 The Close, Norwich NR1 4DH
Join us for a rare opportunity to view a Japanese Noh Mask carving demonstration, with mask maker Hideta Kitazawa.
Mr Kitazawa will give a practical demonstration of the carving techniques used to craft these distinctive and beautiful pieces as well as discussing the different types of Noh mask and their design. He will be supported by Richard Emmert, professor of Asian performance at Musashino University, Tokyo.
This project is co-organised with the Japan Foundation and is designed to coincide with the ‘Noh time like the present…’ programme due to take place on two evenings at LSO St Luke’s on 24-25 February 2017. For more information on this performance featuring the masks created by Hideta Kitazawa, please see the flyer attached and the links below:
About the artist and speaker
Hideta Kitazawa is a second-generation woodcarving artist, who, having graduated from Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology with a major in Forestry Studies, went on to begin intensive woodcarving studies with his father Ikkyou Kitazawa. Becoming an independent wood carver and mask maker in 1997, Kitazawa has since created masks for noh plays performed throughout the world.
Richard Emmert is professor of Asian performance at Musashino University, Tokyo and a certified Kita school noh instructor. Born in the USA, he has studied, taught and performed classical noh drama in Japan since 1973, and led a Noh Training Project in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania (US) for 20 years. He directs Noh Training Projects in Tokyo, and in the UK (Royal Holloway, University of London). He co-authored (with Monica Bethe) Noh Performance Guides, and is working on a complete series of noh play summaries for the National Noh Theatre. Emmert has led noh performance projects around the world and composed/directed/performed in eleven English noh plays, including Jannette Cheong’s Pagoda (2009, 2011). He is founder and artistic director of Theatre Nohgaku, dedicated to performing noh in English.
How to book
Exclusive to Friends of the Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures
Places are limited and booking is essential. Please contact Keiko Nishioka to reserve a place.
email Keiko Nishioka | tel 01603-597510
This event is co-organised with the Japan Foundation