Fans Onstage Lecture by Masayuki Nakamura
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November 18th, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm ESTCost: Free
Fans Onstage Lecture
by Masayuki Nakamura,
Artistic Producer, Yokohama Noh Theatre; Lecturer at the Tokyo University of the Arts
In conjunction with Fans Onstage: Handheld Splendour of the Japanese Traditional Performing Arts exhibition
November 18, 2019 (Monday), 6:30 P.M.
in Japanese with English interpreter
The Japan Foundation, Toronto
2 Bloor Street East, Suite 300
3rd floor of Hudson’s Bay Centre, above Royal Bank
416.966.1600 x.229 https://tr.jpf.go.jp/event/theatre-fan-lecture/
Fans Beyond Theatre Props
In the Japanese traditional performing arts fans are superbly made to a high standard of handcraftsmanship. They are so beautiful to simply look at. But when they appear in the performances, each type of theatrical art form from different eras, such as Noh or Kabuki, has unique, original use of fans. In each theatrical form the vocabulary of the expression is so rich. Some of the fans give a realistic, detailed description of unseen objects. Other fans invite images of characters or spirits The fans even transform the entire body of the performer.