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(Re)Envisioning Contemporary Japanese Traditional Performing Arts through the Non-Professional
Japan’s traditional performing arts are renown worldwide for their superior artistry and role as cherished cultural touchstones. However, while much attention has been paid to professional examples of Japanese traditional performing arts such as noh, kyōgen and kabuki, an expansive cosmos of “non-professional” participants play an indispensable role in the continued practice and preservation of such arts.
Today, these artists may be identified in a variety of ways–as folk artists, as amateurs, as aficionados, etc.– but each makes up an important part of Japan’s traditional performing arts’ heritage. As such, this ONLINE symposium and livestream event will introduce audience members to this oft overlooked group of players and consider the ways in which their activities contribute to a greater understanding of Japan’s traditional performing arts.
This event will be held online via Facebook.