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Standard Program

Genre:
  • Japanese Traditional Art ,
  • Kids / Youth ,
  • Workshop

Traditional Performing Arts for Kids has been running for 10 years. Now is the start of a new stage in the program.

Authentic traditional arts are a lifelong treasure: all the more reason why we are committed to passing them on to the next generation.
Traditional performing arts abound with valuable ideas and experiences that provide strength and inspiration to children going out into the world. Over 3,000 children have participated in this hands-on training program in traditional Japanese culture. The program ends with the experience of performing at the theater.

Nohgaku (1. Utai/Shimai (school))

Participants
Students from 1st grade elementary school through 3rd grade high school

Lesson time
(A) 16:45 – 17:45 (1st-3rd grade elementary school students)
(B) 18:00 – 19:00 (3rd grade elementary school students and above)

Lesson dates
*Mondays and Tuesdays (16 days in total)
September 3 (Mon), 10 (Mon), 18 (Tues), 25 (Tues), 2018
October 1 (Mon), 9 (Tues), 15 (Mon), 22 (Mon), 29 (Mon), 2018
November 5 (Mon), 12 (Mon), 19 (Mon), 26 (Mon), 2018
December 3 (Mon), 10 (Mon), 17 (Mon), 2018

Lesson venue
Umewaka Noh Theatre

Rehearsal/ Performance
Rehearsal: Saturday, December 22, 2018
Performance: Monday, December 24 (holiday), 2018
Venue: Hosho Noh Theater

Nohgaku (2. Kyogen (Okura school))

Participants
Students from 1st grade elementary school through 3rd grade high school

Lesson time
(A) 16:45 – 17:45 (1st-3rd grade elementary school students)
(B) 18:00 -19:00 (3rd grade elementary school students and above)

Lesson dates
*Mondays and Tuesdays (16 days in total)
September 3 (Mon), 10 (Mon), 18 (Tues), 25 (Tues), 2018
October 1 (Mon), 9 (Tues), 15 (Mon), 22 (Mon), 29 (Mon), 2018
November 5 (Mon), 12 (Mon), 19 (Mon), 26 (Mon), 2018
December 3 (Mon), 10 (Mon), 17 (Mon), 2018

Lesson venue
Umewaka Noh Theatre

Rehearsal/Performance
Rehearsal: Saturday, December 22, 2018
Performance: Monday, December 24 (holiday), 2018
Venue: Hosho Noh Theater

Nagauta (3. Shamisen (Hamura))

Participants
Students from 1st grade elementary school through 3rd grade high school

Lesson time
(A) 10:00 – 11:00 (1st-2nd grade elementary school students)
(B) 11:15 – 12:15 (3rd grade elementary school students and above)

Lesson dates
*Sundays (16 days in total)
August 12, 19, 26, 2018
September 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, 2018
October 7, 21, 2018
November 4, 18, 25, 2018
December 2, 9, 16, 2018

Lesson venue
Hamura City lifelong learning center “Yutorogi”

Rehearsal/Performance
Rehearsal: Sunday, December 23 (public holiday) or Monday, December 24 (holiday), 2018
Venue: National Theatre (Small Theatre)

Nagauta (4. Shamisen (Shibuya))

Participants
Students from 1st grade elementary school through 3rd grade high school

Lesson time
(C) 10:00 – 11:00 (1st-2nd grade elementary school students)
(D) 11:15 – 12:15 (3rd grade elementary school students and above)
(E) 14:15 – 15:15 (3rd grade elementary school students and above)
(F) 15:30 – 16:30 (3rd grade elementary school students and above)

Lesson dates
*Sundays (16 days in total)
August 12, 19, 26, 2018
September 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, 2018
October 14, 21, 2018
November 4, 11, 18, 2018
December 2, 9, 16, 2018

Lesson venue
Kine-ie Kaikan

Rehearsal/Performance
Rehearsal: Sunday, December 23 (public holiday) or Monday, December 24 (holiday), 2018
Venue: National Theatre (Small Theatre)

Nagauta (5. Hayashi (Kotsuzumi / Taiko))

*Each participant will practice one of the instruments, as determined by the instructor.

Participants
Students from 1st grade elementary school through 3rd grade high school

Lesson time
(A) 10:00 – 11:00
(B) 11:15 – 12:15
(C) 12:30 – 13:30

Lesson dates
Sundays (16 days in total)
August 12, 19, 26, 2018
September 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, 2018
October 14, 21, 2018
November 4, 11, 18, 2018
December 2, 9, 16, 2018

Lesson venue
Kine-ie Kaikan

Rehearsal / Performance
Rehearsal: Sunday, December 23 (public holiday) or Monday, December 24 (holiday), 2018
Venue: National Theatre (Small Theatre)

Nagauta (6. Hayashi (Shinobue), Shibuya)

Participants
Students from 3rd grade elementary school through 3rd grade high school

Lesson time
(A) 14:15 – 15:15
(B) 15:30 – 16:30

Lesson dates
*Sundays (16 days in total)
August 12, 19, 26, 2018
September 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, 2018
October 14, 21, 2018
November 4, 11, 18, 2018
December 2, 9, 16, 2018

Lesson venue
Kine-ie Kaikan

Rehearsal / Performance
Sunday, December 23 (public holiday) or Monday, December 24 (holiday), 2018
Venue: National Theatre (Small Theatre)

Nagauta (7. Hayashi (Shinobue), Koganei)

Participants
Students from 3rd grade elementary school through 3rd grade high school

Lesson time
(C) 10:00 – 11:00
(D) 11:15 – 12:15

Lesson dates
*Saturdays, Sundays and Public holidays (16 days in total)
August 5 (Sun), 19 (Sun), 26 (Sun) , 2018
September 1 (Sat), 8 (Sat), 17 (Monday, public holiday), 23 (Sunday, public holiday) , 2018
October 8 (Mon, public holiday), 14 (Sun), 21 (Sun), 28 (Sun) , 2018
November 18 (Sun), 23 (Friday, public holiday) , 2018
December 2 (Sun), 15 (Sat), 16 (Sun), 2018

Lesson venue
Koganei Miyajigakki Hall

Rehearsal / Performance
Sunday, December 23 (public holiday) or Monday, December 24 (holiday), 2018
Venue: National Theatre (Small Theatre)

Sankyoku (8. Sokyoku (Koto))

(A)(B) Ikuta school, (C)(D) Yamada school

Participants
Students from 1st grade elementary school through 3rd grade high school

Lesson time
(A) 10:00 – 11:00 (1st-2nd grade elementary school students)
(B) 11:15 – 12:15 (3rd grade elementary school students and above)
(C) 13:00 – 14:00 (3rd grade elementary school students and above)
(D) 14:15 – 15:15 (3rd grade elementary school students and above)

Lesson dates
*Sundays (16 days in total)
August 5, 12, 19, 26, 2018
September 2, 9, 16, 23, 2018
October 7, 21, 28, 2018
November 4, 25, 2018
December 2, 9, 16, 2018

Lesson venue
Shinjuku Bunka Center

Rehearsal / Performance
Sunday, December 23 (public holiday) or Monday, December 24 (holiday) , 2018
Venue: National Theatre (Small Theatre)

Sankyoku (9. Shakuhachi)

Participants
Students from 3rd grade elementary school through 3rd grade high school

Lesson time
(A) 10:00 – 11:00
(B) 11:15 – 12:15

Lesson dates
*Sundays (16 days in total)
August 19, 26
September 2, 16, 23, 2018
October 7, 14, 21, 28, 2018
November 4, 11, 18, 25, 2018
December 2, 9, 16, 2018

Lesson venue
Geinokadensha

Rehearsal / Performance
Sunday, December 23 (public holiday) or Monday, December 24 (holiday), 2018
Venue: National Theatre (Small Theatre)

Nihon Buyo dance (10. Nihon Buyo (Girls))

Participants
Students from 1st grade elementary school through 3rd grade high school

Lesson time
(A) 9:50 – 10:50 (1st-2nd grade elementary school students)
(C ) 13:10 – 14:10 (3rd grade elementary school students and above)
(D) 14:35 – 15:35 (3rd grade elementary school students and above)

Lesson dates
*Sundays (16 days in total)
August 19, 26, 2018
September 2, 16, 23, 2018
October 7, 14, 21 28, 2018
November 4, 11, 18, 25, 2018
December 2, 9, 16, 2018

Lesson venue
Geino-Kadensha

Rehearsal / Performance
Sunday, December 23 (public holiday) or Monday, December 24 (holiday), 2018
Venue: National Theatre (Small Theatre)

Nihon Buyo dance (11. Nihon Buyo (Boys))

Participants
Students from 1st grade elementary school through 3rd grade high school

Lesson time
(B) 11:20 – 12:20

Lesson dates
*Sundays (16 days in total)
August 19, 26
September 2, 16, 23, 2018
October 7, 14, 21, 28, 2018
November 4, 11, 18, 25, 2018
December 2, 9, 16, 2018

Lesson venue
Geino-Kadensha

Rehearsal / Performance
Sunday, December 23 (public holiday) or Monday, December 24 (holiday), 2018
Venue: National Theatre (Small Theatre)

Capacity

About 6-15 participants per class

Participation fee

15,000 yen

*Additional costs: about 10,000 to 20,000 yen (covers purchase of/usage fees for teaching materials, musical instruments, stage costumes, etc.) Costs vary depending on the course. Detailed information will be provided in the “Course Procedure Guidelines” sent to prospective participants.
*Your participation fee cannot be refunded if you decline or cancel participation after paying the fee via bank transfer. Thank you for your understanding.

Conditions for participation

  1. Should be able to attend all lessons
  2. Must be able to attend the rehearsal and performance
  3. In the case of children in third grade of elementary school and below, a guardian or guardian’s representative must be able to bring them to and pick them up from the lessons.
  4. Must be able to cooperate in publicity activities related to the project, including:
    – Press coverage/photography/filming for news reports, documentation and publicity carried out by the organizer and individuals/groups recognized by this organizer.
    – Publication/broadcast of limited personal information and photos/video footage in media outlets created and released in relation to this project (including TV, newspapers, magazines, the internet and DVDs).

*In principle, participants will be informed in advance when an activity receives media coverage.

Applications

How to apply
Please apply in one of the following three ways.
*In Japanese only

  • Website
    Use the application form on the official website.
  • E-mail:
    wageiko@geidankyo.or.jp
    In the body of your e-mail, include the information requested on the Traditional Performing Arts for Kids flyer [Application form]. Send the e-mail to the above address.
  • FAX
    03-5909-3061
    Fill out the Traditional Performing Arts for Kids flyer [Application form] and send it to the above fax number, making sure you include your fax number.

Application deadline
Application must be received by Wednesday, June 6, 2018

*Participatants will be decided by lottery in the case of over-subscription
*All applicants will be notified of the results around Monday, June 18.
Prospective participants will receive the “Course Procedure Guidelines” by the same method of communication they used to apply.
Those who return the form and pay the participation fee (via bank transfer) by Thursday, June 28, 2018 will receive a “Certificate of Participation.”
*A “lesson launch” opening ceremony will be held at the National Noh Theatre on the morning of Thursday, July 26, 2018.

Contact

Traditional Performing Arts for Kids Office in Japan Council of Performers’ Rights & Performing Arts Organizations (Geidankyo)
TEL: 03-5909-3060 (weekdays 10:00 – 18:00)
FAX: 03-5909-3061
E-mail:wageiko@geidankyo.or.jp 

Flyer

Credit

Organized by
Tokyo Metropolitan Government, Arts Council Tokyo (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture), Japan Council of Performers Rights & Performing Arts Organizations (Geidankyo)
Co-organized by
The Shinjuku Foundation for Creation of Future, Hamura City Board of Education, Koganei Civic Center designated administrator: Koganei City Consortium
Production Cooperation by
The Nohgaku Performers' Association, The Japanese Classical Dance Association
Nihon Sankyoku Association, Nagauta Association
Supported by
Shinjuku City
Sponsored by
Japan Arts Council
Cooperated by
Umewaka-kai, Hosho-kai, Japan Traditional Cultures Foundation