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The Special Youth Program

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

Designed for junior high and high school students, the Special Youth course offers three courses on shamisen, koto and nihon buyo dance, each comprising 10 lessons and a real stage performance.

Traditional performing arts abound with valuable ideas and experiences that give inspiration and strength to those who will soon go out into the world. We encourage you to make this strength your friend and ally. The Special Youth Course is a unique youth program for junior high and high school students whose lives are busy with study and after-school activities. Participants attend an intensive 10-lesson, three- to four-month training course taught by professional performers, leading up to an authentic stage performance.

Nagauta (12. Shamisen (Youth))

Lesson time
12:30 – 13:30

Lesson dates
*Sundays (10 days in total)
September 23, 30, October 14, 21, November 4, 11, 18, 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)

Sankyoku (13. Koto (Youth)) *Yamada school

Lesson time
15:30 – 16:30

Lesson dates
*Sundays (10 days in total)
September 16, 23, October 7, 21, 28, November 4, 25, 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)

Nihon Buyo dance (14. Nihon Buyo (Youth)) *Boys and girls

Lesson time
16:00 – 17:00

Lesson dates
*Sundays (10 days in total)
October 7, 21, 28, November 4, 11, 18, 25, 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)

Participants and capacity

Junior high and high school students
About 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. 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

*Participants 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

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
Supported by
Shinjuku City
Sponsored by
Japan Arts Council
Cooperated by
Umewaka-kai, Hosho-kai, Japan Traditional Cultures Foundation