Emily- An English-Language Noh

Ashley Thorpe (Photographer)

Research output: Non-textual formPerformance


This performance explored the form of Noh as the locus for engagement with British historical themes. It remained close to the form of noh as discerned in the traditional repertoire (in terms of musical and syllabic structure, and choreographic 'kata' patterns), but also explored the flexibility of structure to explore narratives unrelated to the Japanese tradition. This opened up a new kind of 'intercultural' noh, that was closer in form to 'shinsaku' (newly-written) noh already practised in Japan. Thus, this piece worked interculturally from within Japanese tradition, suggesting new kinds of intercultural methods for working with the form of Noh.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 4 Sept 2019

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