Performing Asia: Where Rivers Meet, A Contemporary Noh Production

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Performing Asia: Where Rivers Meet, A Contemporary Noh Production
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Performing Asia: Where Rivers Meet, A Contemporary Noh Production says
In collaboration with University of the Incarnate Word, Asia Society presents Where Rivers Meet, a unique production inspired by Japanese noh theater and kyogen. In this one-of-a-kind performance, medieval Japan and England meet in contemporary Texas through a unique triple-bill:

Sumida River, the tragic Japanese noh play on madness and loss, in an English performing version
Song of the Yanaguana River, a new kyogen-inspired interlude by 2015 Poet Laureate of Texas Carmen Tafolla, that celebrates San Antonio past and present.
Benjamin Britten’s “church opera” Curlew River, which moves the Sumida River story to medieval England and ends in consolation.
Noh has been one of the world’s most enduring theater forms for over 600 years. It combines powerful narratives, exquisite costumes, graceful dances, and otherworldly music. Click here to read more about noh.
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By: Asia Society Texas Center