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09/22/2019 - 09/29/2019
Oberlin (OH), Northampton (MA)

Experiencing the World of Japanese Noh Theater: Featuring Hisa Uzawa and Hikaru Uzawa

Photo courtesy of Hafuka Shigeru

Time & Location

September 22, 4:30 PM & September 24, 7:30 PM
Irene and Alan Wurtzel Theater, Oberlin College (Oberlin, OH)
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September 29, 4 PM
Hallie Flanagan Studio Theater, Smith College (Northampton, MA)


Come enjoy an evening of classical Japanese Noh theatre with acclaimed actors Hisa and Hikaru Uzawa, from a dramatic warrior tale of defeat and salvation to a legend found in stories across Asia. Atsumori recounts the Battle of Ichinotani through the eyes of beautiful youth Atsumori. The Feather Mantle features the heavenly dance of a celestial maiden visiting the shores of Japan. Living National Treasure Hisa Uzawa and her daughter Hikaru are Kanze Tessenkai Noh performers following traditions dating to the 14th century. Their artistry exemplifies Noh and represents women within a male-dominated practice.

This event is supported through the JFNY Grant for Arts and Culture.

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