Announcement: Noh Training Project UK

22nd August – 7th September 2012
Department of Film, Theatre & Television
University of Reading, UK


Last booking: July 15th!

The Department of Film, Theatre & Television at the University of Reading is delighted to announce the dates of the second Noh Training Project UK.

The project, started in 2011, is a two-and-a-half week workshop offering intensive, performance-based training in the dance, chant, music and performance history of Japanese classical Noh drama. Workshops will take place on the University of Reading’s very own Noh stage, situated in a new theatre, film and television building.

The Project is open to anyone with an interest in performer training: actors, directors, dancers, musicians, students and academics interested in extending their performance skills through Noh are encouraged to apply. Those who have no prior experience of Noh are very welcome, as are those who already have some experience of the form. The Project will be conducted in English; Japanese language skills are not necessary.

About the Founder/Director and Head Instructor

Richard Emmert is a certified Kita school Noh instructor, and has studied, taught and performed Noh in Japan since 1973. He is a Professor at Musashino University in Tokyo where he teaches Asian Theatre and Music. Emmert is also the Artistic Director and founder of Theatre Nohgaku, a troupe that performs Noh plays in English and includes many past participants of NTP.


Reading is located in the South-East of England, only 25 minutes by train from Central London (Paddington), and only 30 minutes by direct Rail-Air Coach from London Heathrow Airport. There is also a direct train service from London Gatwick Airport.

Fees include:

12 full days of tuition
Participation in a short recital (for those who choose to)
Use of the Noh stage for teaching and practice
A course pack, including all scores and texts needed for the workshop

Course fees:

These are listed on the website.

About Paula

Paula lives in the vortex of academic life. She studies medieval Japanese history.
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