Dear Applicants to the INI Kyoto Summer Intensive 2020
I regret to inform you that because of the recent outbreak of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) the 2020 Summer Intensive course has been cancelled.
The whole world is being affected by the outbreak, and Japan is no exception. Though we may be experiencing a slower increase in the number of infections as opposed to other countries, it has become clear that holding our intensive course and recital this summer would be unrealistic.
On behalf of our main instructor, Udaka Tatsushige, I would like to thank you all for sending your applications and statements of interest. Though we do not have a definite plan for 2021, we are committed to re-schedule the intensive program when possible. It would be wonderful to see you all then.
All best wishes and please do take care during this difficult time.
Diego Pellecchia (Course Coordinator)
The INI – International Noh Institute is now accepting applications for its 2020 Summer Intensive Program. Participants will study noh dance and chant according to the Kongo school tradition, and learn about various aspects of noh performance, including masks and costumes. The training period will culminate with the participation in a recital at the Kongo Noh Theatre.
- Train intensively in noh dance and chant. Practice in a small group for an immersive experience.
- Perform with professional actors.
- Watch noh performances on traditional stages.
- Visit noh-related historical locations.
- Experience living in the ancient capital, Kyoto.
- Training period : August 10-22, 2020
- Recital: August 23rd
- Fees: Regular ¥ 70,000 Repeater ¥ 60,000 INI member ¥50,000
- Capacity: 8 participants
Fees include : Dance/chant lessons, materials, Kongo school fan, participation in the August 23rd recital, and a certificate of completion. Fees do not include: White tabi (split-toe socks – around ¥700- ¥1000/pair) Transportation, accommodation, and any other personal expense.
Instructors: Udaka Tatsushige, Udaka Norishige (Kongo school actors), Udaka Keiko (noh mask carver) Director: Diego Pellecchia (Kyoto Sangyo University).
How to apply: Send an email to ini.kyoto[at]gmail.com Please attach your C.V. and a brief statement of interest. Application deadline June 1st 2020
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