Summer Workshop: Traditional Theater Training in Kyoto

Traditional Theatre Training invites applicants to study Noh, Kyôgen, or Nihon buyô intensively from July 19-Aug 9 in Kyoto, Japan. T.T.T. introduces the technical skills and spiritual underpinnings of Noh lyric dance, Kyôgen stylized farce, or Kabuki-derived Nihon buyô dance. Each year the program attracts artists, researchers, and students from a wide range of disciplines, approximately half Japanese nationals; no Japanese language skills are necessary.

A three day Orientation to the wealth of Japanese arts, with English interpretation by Dr. Jonah Salz, is followed by nightly Workshop by masters, eight persons maximum per class. Students focus on one of the three performance styles for the full three week period. Shoulder-drum (kotsuzumi) lessons are available as an option. The program culminates with a costumed Recital on a traditional Noh stage. Early application discounts are available until April 15th; after that, applications are accepted until July 1st. For further information on tuition, accommodation, and schedule, please contact the Kyoto Art Center, where you may also download the flyer and an application:

or write (上村 絵梨子)

About Travis

I am a scholar of Japanese & Okinawan history with a particular interest in the history of arts and culture, and inter-Asia interactions, in the early modern period. I have been fortunate to enjoy the opportunity to live in Okinawa for six months in 2016-17, and in mainland Japan on multiple occasions, including from Sept 2019 to now.
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