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Youth Program

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

Designed for junior high and high school students, the Youth Program offers three courses on shamisen, koto and nihon buyo dance, each comprising 10 lessons and a public performance. Open up your future with experiences only available to you now!

Traditional performing arts abound with valuable ideas and experiences that give inspiration and strength to those who will soon go out into the world. Designed for junior high and high school students whose lives are busy with study and after-school activities, this special curriculum entails a 10-lesson training course, leading up to an authentic stage performance.

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.

Nagauta [13. Shamisen (Youth)]

Lesson time
(Y1)13:45 – 14:45
(Y2)15:15 – 16:15
Lesson dates
*Sundays (10 days in total)
January 8, 22, 29, February 5, 19, 26, March 5, 12, 19, 26, 2023
Lesson venue
Geino-kadensha
Rehearsal / Performance
Wednesday, March 29 or Thursday, March 30, 2023
Venue: National Theatre (Large Theatre)

Sankyoku [14. Sokyoku (koto) (Youth)] *Yamada school

Lesson time
(Y1)13:00-14:00
(Y2)14:30-15:30
Lesson dates
*Sundays (10 days in total)
January 8, 15, 22, 29, February 5, 19, 26, March 5, 12, 26, 2023
Lesson venue
Shinjuku Bunka Center
Rehearsal / Performance
Wednesday, March 29 or Thursday, March 30, 2023
Venue: National Theatre (Large Theatre)

Nihon Buyo dance [15. Nihon Buyo (Youth)] *Boys and girls

Lesson time
14:30 – 15:30
Lesson dates
*Sundays (10 days in total)
January 8, 22, 29, February 5, 19, 26, March 5, 12, 19, 26, 2023
Lesson venue
Geino-Kadensha
Rehearsal / Performance
Wednesday, March 29 or Thursday, March 30, 2023
Venue: National Theatre (Large Theatre)

Participants and capacity

Junior high and high school students
About 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.
*Please note 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.

Conditions for participation

1. Should be able to attend all lessons. However, due to unavoidable circumstances, please contact us.
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, social media and DVDs).
*In principle, participants will be informed in advance when an activity receives media coverage.
4. 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.

  • 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
Friday, July 1 – Monday, August 15 2022
*Application must be received by Monday, August 15.

*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 Monday, August 15
    →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, August 30. *Participants will be decided by lottery in the case of over subscription.
    →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, September 6
    (If the payment date is missed, the offer will become invalid. An additional lottery will then be held among the unsuccessful candidates).
  4. Opening Ceremony: Instructors and participants will gather together on Sunday, September 18 for a “lesson launch” (National Noh Theatre).
  5. Lessons: Participants will take lessons from September through March with professional performers as their instructors.
  6. Public performance: Wednesday March 29, 2023 or Thursday, 30 March 2022 (National Theatre (Large Theatre)

Notes

  • 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.
  • Program details are subject to change or cancellation due to the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19), natural disasters, etc.

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 

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, Tachikawa Community & Culture Foundation, Higashimurayama City Board of Education, Machida City, Machida Cultural and International Exchange Foundation
Production Cooperation by
The Nohgaku Performers' Association, The NIHONBUYO Association, The Japan 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