International Noh Institute Summer Program 2016

The INI – International Noh Institute is now accepting applications for its 2016 Summer Intensive Program.

Participants will join INI members for a 2-week intensive training period, during which they will study Noh chant and dance at the INI headquarters in Kyoto with master-actor of the Kongō school, Udaka Michishige. During their stay, participants will be able to learn various aspects of Noh, including masks and costumes.

Lessons follow the traditional methods of the Kongō school, providing participants with the unique chance of frequenting the okeikoba (private training space) of a Noh master for an immersive experience.

Participants are also welcome to join the August 21st Kei’unkai-INI Gala Recital, along with Udaka Michishige’s international and Japanese students, on the prestigious stage of the Kongō Noh Theatre, in Kyoto.

Requirements: Anyone is welcome to join – no previous knowledge of Noh is required. Lessons are delivered in English and/or Japanese.

Capacity: 5 participants

Place: INI Headquarters, Kyoto

Period: August 1 – 14 2016

Fees (in Japanese yen)
Regular 60,000
Student 40,000
Recital at the Kongo Noh theatre (optional) 20,000

Participants are also required to purchase separately the necessary personal items for Noh practice: tabi white split-toe socks (around 700yen) and a Kongō-style Noh dance fan (5000yen).

Participants are required to arrange for their accommodation in Kyoto.

How to apply: send us an email at ini.kyoto@gmail.com Please attach your C.V. and a brief statement of interest.

For further information, and several personal impressions of previous summer’s programs, see the INI home website.

Photo of the stage at the National Noh Theatre in Tokyo by Travis Seifman, 2007.

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About Travis

I am an aspiring scholar of Japanese & Luchuan history with a particular interest in cultural history & the arts, from the traditional to the contemporary, the elite to the popular.
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