Traditional Performing Arts for Kids offers children 18 courses for hands-on experience in Noh, Nihon Buyo (dance), Sankyoku (Koto music) and Nagauta (Shamisen /Hayashi music). Dedicated performers from each genre instruct the children directly. The small classes are given on a regular basis and the children will have an opportunity to display their learned skills in theaters.
From September 2012 to March 2013
Application period: From Sunday, July 1 to Tuesday, July 31
- Opening ceremony:
- September 23 at the National Noh Theatre
- Practice sessions:
- From September to March at 8 locations in Tokyo
- March 20 at Hosho Nohgakudo
March 27 and 28 at the Asakusa Public Hall
- 18 courses in 4 genres :Noh (Utai /Shimai-chant and dance, Kyogen-comedy, Hayashi-flute and percussion instruments), Nihon Buyo-classical dance, Sokyoku-koto music, and Nagauta (Shamisen-long necked lute, Hayashi-flute and percussion instruments). Lessons in Japanese only.
- 18 sessions in each course including 16 practice sessions, 1 rehearsal and 1 performance
- Students of elementary, junior high and high school (10-24 participants in each course).
- Main members of the leading association in each genre.
- [Participation fees]
- 10,000yen (for 18 sessions, equivalent of about 550yen per session)
* Other expenses may be required for such as lesson materials and instruments and stage garments depending on the genre.
Please visit:http://www.bh-project.jp/index_e.html (English)
"Traditional Performing Arts for Kids" Division Office
Japan Council of Performers' Organizations (Geidankyo)
2F, Geinokadensha, 6-12-30, Nishi-shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, 160-8374
Official blog: http://kids-dento.blogspot.jp/ (Japanese only)
Lessons and communication with the administrative office will be in Japanese only.