For over 30 years, Theatre of Yugen has been the only company in the US dedicated to performing and training in Nohgaku, and now, for the first time, is offering week-long conservatory-style training experiences for students interested in this ancient and traditional Japanese performance art.
With training in the dance, chant, costume, mask and staging practices of Noh and Kyogen, this is an ideal and enjoyable opportunity to explore time-tested unique theatrical principles that combine to create Nohgaku, a highly refined stage aesthetic. In the morning, students will develop vocal and physical skills by training in traditional Japanese songs and dances and learn how to ‘put on’ a character from the traditional repertoire. Afternoons are spent learning traditional staging techniques and developing material for the end of week performance for family and friends.
Theatre of Yugen’s Japanese Theatre Arts Summer Conservatory will provide an opportunity for students to study with professional theatre artists who have committed themselves to working as an ensemble in a traditional theatre form. At the heart of our training is the belief that acting is a skill dependent upon choice, discipline and practice.
Theatre of Yugen
Japanese Theatre Arts Summer Conservatory studies the theatrical tradition of Nohgaku for children ages 10 – 16 and young adults 17-22.
All classes are held at NOHspace:
2840 Mariposa Street, San Francisco, CA 94110
Kyogen 4 Kids (Ages 10 – 12)
June 18 – 22, 9:30am – 3:30pm
We Noh! (Ages 13 – 16)
June 11 – 15, 9:30am – 3:30pm
Just Say Noh! (Ages 17 – 22)
June 4 – 8, 9:30am – 4:30pm
Students are encouraged to supply their own tabi (split toed sock). These can readily be obtained at several shops in San Francisco’s Japan Town.
Students are expected to bring their own lunches. Snacks and sodas for sale at the theatre.
Early Drop – Off, Late Pick – Ups:
Offered every day. Games and movies provided.
Early Drop – Off starts at 8:00am
($30 per week/$15 per day)
Late Pick – Up goes until 5:30pm
($80 per week/$25 per day)
Late Pick – Up after 5:30pm – $25 per hour
Registration After April 15th $325
Theatre of Yugen at NOHspace
2840 Mariposa Street
San Francisco, CA 94110