Theatre & Music
The Between the Stones Project: Classical and Contemporary Noh, including ‘Getting to Noh from Page to Stage’ a Programme of Associated Education and Outreach activities
2, 5 & 6 February 2019
Guildhall School of Music and Drama, British Library, Embassy of Japan, London
2 February 2019 | 10am-1pm (Student workshop)
(Phase 1) Introductory Talk and Performance Workshop for BA Acting Students of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London
5 February 2019 | 7pm-8.30pm (Public Event)
(Phase 2) Performance demonstration talk at the British Library, London. Presenters: Kinue Oshima, Teruhisa Oshima, Richard Emmert, Jannette Cheong.
6 February 2019 | 6pm-8.30pm (Invitation only)
(Phase 2) Demonstration Talk and Reading of Between the Stones
Embassy of Japan, London. Presenters: Kinue Oshima, Teruhisa Oshima, Richard Emmert, Jannette Cheong
The Between the Stones Project comprises the development and performance of a new English language noh drama (Between the Stones) by Jannette Cheong (author) and Richard Emmert (composer), alongside the performance in February 2020 of a classical han noh (half noh), and a programme of education and outreach activities - 'Getting to Noh from Page to Stage' which will run for the duration of the whole project (2018-2020).
The project is in three phases:
Between the Stones illustrates the transformative power of gardens and gardening to both nurture and heal the soul… in its celebration of life and death, friendship, beauty and love...
Our vision is not only to help others understand the wonderful art of noh, and how it has been preserved and continuously performed for the past six centuries, but also to highlight that it is a living art form that serves to reflect contemporary societies worldwide. English language noh, developed over the last 40 years, has given particular focus to the latter while using the traditions that have been handed down over the centuries in Japan.
Art has the potential to provide us with a creative mirror through which we can reflect on our impact on the wider society. The art of noh is an excellent vehicle for all these challenges to be explored and it is our hope that many more people will Get to Noh through the project activities. Noh is a powerful art form that can be used to support how we learn more about each other – no matter where we come from in the world.
We believe that:
Our aims for the project are: