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

Genuine traditional performing arts are a lifelong treasure: for children encountering traditional performing arts for the first time

The traditional performing arts of Japan abound in valuable ideas and experiences that provide a source of inspiration and strength for children going out into the world.
Over 3,700 children have participated in this hands-on training program that offers children unprecedented contact with traditional performing arts.
In this the 13th year of the program, we are once again offering surprising and exciting experiences in genuine traditional performing arts.

This year’s Traditional Performing Arts for Kids will be implemented with due consideration of the number of participants and lesson length at spacious venues, with measures in place to prevent the spread of infection.

Nohgaku [1. Utai / Shimai (Komparu school)]

Participants
Students from elementary school through high school

Lesson time (participation grade criteria)
(A)16:45-17:30 (1st to 3rd grade elementary students)
(B)18:00-18:45 (3rd grade elementary students and above)

Lesson dates
*Mondays (14 days in total)
November 2, 9, 16, 30, December 7, 21 2020
January 18, 25, February 1,8,15, March 1,8,15 2021

Lesson venue
Umewaka Nohgaku Gakuin Kaikan (Umewaka Noh Theatre)

Rehearsal / Performance
Rehearsal: Saturday, March 13 2021
Performance: Sunday, March 21 2021
Venue: Hosho Noh Theatre

Nohgaku [2. Kyogen (Izumi school)]

Participants
Students from elementary school through high school

Lesson time (participation grade criteria)
(A)16:45-17:30 (1st to 3rd grade elementary students)
(B)18:00-18:45 (3rd grade elementary students and above)

Lesson dates
*Mondays (14 days in total)
November 2, 9, 16, 30, December 7, 21 2020
January 18, 25, February 1,8,15, March 1,8,15 2021

Lesson venue
Umewaka Nohgaku Gakuin Kaikan (Umewaka Noh Theatre)

Rehearsal / Performance
Rehearsal: Saturday, March 13 2021
Performance: Sunday, March 21 2021
Venue: Hosho Noh Theatre

Nagauta [3. Shamisen (Higashimurayama)]

Participants
Students from elementary school through high school

Lesson time
(A)10:00-10:45
(B)11:15-12:00

Lesson dates
*Sundays (14 days in total)
November 22, 29, December 6, 13, 20 2020
January 17, 24, 31, February 7, 14, 21, March 7, 14, 21 2021

Lesson venue
Higashimurayama City Central Community Center

Rehearsal / Performance
Monday, March 29 or Tuesday, March 30 2021
Venue: National Theatre (Large Theatre)

Nagauta [4. Shamisen (Shibuya)]

Participants
Students from elementary school through high school

Lesson time
(A)10:00-10:45
(B)11:15-12:00

Lesson dates
*Sundays (14 days in total)
November 15, 22, December 6, 13 2020
January 10, 17, 24, 31, February 7, 14, 21, March 7, 14, 21 2021

Lesson venue
Kine-ie Kaikan

Rehearsal / Performance
Monday, March 29 or Tuesday, March 30 2021
Venue: National Theatre (Large Theatre)

Nagauta [5. Hayashi (Shinobue)]

Participants
Students from third-year elementary school through high school

Lesson time
(A)10:00-10:45
(B)11:15-12:00

Lesson dates
*Sundays (14 days in total)
November 29, December 6, 13, 20 2020
January 10, 17, 24, February 7, 14, 21, 28, March 7,14,21 2021

Lesson venue
Geino-Kadensha

Rehearsal / Performance
Monday, March 29 or Tuesday, March 30 2021
Venue: National Theatre (Large Theatre)

Nagauta [6. Hayashi (Kotsuzumi /Taiko)]

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

Participants
Students from elementary school through high school

Lesson time (participation grade criteria)
(A)13:00-13:45 (1st to 3rd grade elementary students)
(B)14:15-15:00 (3rd grade elementary students and above)

Lesson dates
*Sundays (14 days in total)
November 29, December 6, 13, 20 2020
January 10, 17, 24, February 7, 14, 21,28, March 7, 14, 21 2021

Lesson venue
Geino-Kadensha

Rehearsal / Performance
Monday, March 29 or Tuesday, March 30 2021
Venue: National Theatre (Large Theatre)

Sankyoku [7. Sokyoku (Koto)]

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

Participants
Students from elementary school through high school

Lesson time (participation grade criteria)
(A)10:00-10:45 (1st to 2nd grade elementary students)
(B)11:15-12:00 (3rd grade elementary students and above)
(C)13:00-13:45 (3rd grade elementary students and above)

Lesson dates
*Sundays (14 days in total)
November 29, December 6, 13, 20 2020
January 10, 17, 24, 31, February 7, 14, 21, March 7, 14, 21 2021

Lesson venue
Shinjuku Bunka Center

Rehearsal / Performance
Monday, March 29 or Tuesday, March 30 2021
Venue: National Theatre (Large Theatre)

Sankyoku [8. Shakuhachi]

Participants
Students from 3rd year of elementary school through high school

Lesson time
(A)10:00-10:45
(B)11:15-12:00

Lesson dates
*Sundays (14 days in total)
November 29, December 6, 13, 20 2020
January 10, 17, 24, 31, February 7, 14, 21, March 7, 14, 21 2021

Lesson venue
Geino-Kadensha

Rehearsal / Performance
Monday, March 29 or Tuesday, March 30 2021
Venue: National Theatre (Large Theatre)

Nihon Buyo dance [9. Nihon Buyo Shinjuku (Girls)]

Participants
Students from elementary school through high school

Lesson time
(A)10:15-11:00
(C)13:45-14:30

Lesson dates
*Sundays and public holidays (14 days in total)
November 22, December 6, 13, 20 2020
January 11 (Monday, public holiday), 17, 24,31, February 7, 21,28, March 7, 14, 21 2021

Lesson venue
Geino-Kadensha

Rehearsal / Performance
Monday, March 29 or Tuesday, March 30 2021
Venue: National Theatre (Large Theatre)

Nihon Buyo dance [10. Nihon Buyo Shinjuku (Boys)]

Participants
Students from elementary school through high school

Lesson time
(B)11:45-12:30

Lesson dates
*Sundays and public holidays (14 days in total)
November 22, December 6, 13, 20, 2020
January 11 (Monday, public holiday), 17, 24,31, February 7,21, 28, March 7, 14, 21 2021

Lesson venue
Geino-Kadensha

Rehearsal / Performance
Monday, March 29 or Tuesday, March 30 2021
Venue: National Theatre (Large Theatre)

Nihon Buyo dance [11. Nihon Buyo Tachikawa (Girls)]

Participants
Students from elementary school through high school

Lesson time
(A)10:00-10:45
(B)11:30-12:15

Lesson dates
*Sundays (14 days in total)
November 1,29, December 6, 13, 20,27 2020
January 17, 24, February 21, 28, March 7, 14, 21, 28 2021

Lesson venue
Tamashin RISURU Hall

Rehearsal / Performance
Monday, March 29 or Tuesday, March 30 2021
Venue: National Theatre (Large Theatre)

Capacity

About 4-10 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. Measures in case of suspension of this program due to the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) will be shown separately to prospective participants. 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, SNS and DVDs).
    *In principle, participants will be informed in advance when an activity receives media coverage.
  5. Please note that photos of participants in this project may be provided through online photo service. (Viewing and downloading are limited to the participants only.)

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 Application form [Traditional Performing Arts for Kids flyer]. Send the e-mail to the above address.
  • FAX
    03-5909-3061
    Fill out the Application form [Traditional Performing Arts for Kids flyer] and send it to the above fax number, making sure you include your fax number.

Application period
Tuesday, September 1 – Wednesday, September 30 2020
*Application must be received by Wednesday, September 30.

*Participants will be decided by lottery in the case of over-subscription.
*All applicants will be notified of results by the method of communication they used to apply. (In the case of mobile phone text messaging, we can only notify participants if their devices can support long messages).

Program procedure

  1. Application: Deadline Wednesday, September 30
    →Applicants will receive confirmation of receipt of application(there will be an automatic reply from our website)
  2. Notification of results: We will inform all applicants around Tuesday, October 13.
    →Prospective participants will receive the “Course Procedure Guidelines” by the same method of communication they used to apply.
  3. Participation procedure: Applicants will receive a “Certificate of Participation” when they return the form and pay the participation fee (via bank transfer) by Tuesday, October 20
    (If the payment date is missed, the offer will become invalid. An additional lottery will then be held among the unsuccessful candidates).
    →Participants will receive a “Lesson Notebook” that we ask parents and children to look over together.
  4. Lessons: Participants will take lessons from November through March with professional performers as their instructors.
  5. Public performance: Sunday, March 21, 2021: Nohgaku (Hosho Noh Theatre), Monday 29 March 2021 or Tuesday, 30 March 2021: Nagauta/Sankyoku/Nihon Buyo (National Theatre (Large Theatre)

Notes

  • Program details are subject to change or cancellation due to the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19), natural disasters, etc.
  • Lesson times cannot be specified.
  • Only one application is valid per participant. Applicants may not participate in multiple courses.
  • If the number of first choice applicants exceeds capacity for any of the courses, participants will be decided by lottery among first choice applicants only.
  • If the number of participants for any of the courses is less than the prescribed number, we may not offer those courses.
  • During the program period, you can contact the organizer’s office by e-mail/text messaging via mobile phones able to support long messages/fax. We are unable to respond to any communication by post.
  • Depending on circumstances such as frequent absenteeism and lateness, participants may be asked to leave the program at the discretion of the instructor.
  • If there is any negligent handling of musical instruments/apparatus, participants will be responsible for the costs of repair.
  • Program organizers shall not be held liable for accidents or such like that may occur on the way to and from lesson venues or performance venues.

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 *Business hours may be reduced depending on circumstances)
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, Higashimurayama City Board of Education, Tachikawa Community & Culture Foundation
Production Cooperation by
The Nohgaku Performers' Association, The Japanese Classical Dance Association, Nihon Sankyoku Association, Nagauta Association
Supported by
Shinjuku City, Tachikawa City Board of Education
Sponsored by
Japan Arts Council
Cooperated by
Umewaka-kai, Hosho-kai, Japan Traditional Cultures Foundation