We will perform “Bonsan” by young actors, “Nasu no yoichi no katari” by Mansaku Nomura, “Actaro” by Mansai Nomura at Japan Society, Lecture & Demonstration and “Busu” by young actors at Stony Brook Univ.
We would like to share with you the collected arts of Mansaku, which has been shared with the United States since the 1930s. We plan to continue this tradition and popularize kyogen among students with lectures and demonstrations on kyogen, as well as a performance of “Busu” at Stony Brook University in New York.
Mansaku Nomura founded the Mansaku no Kai Kyogen Company in 1971 with the aim of proliferating kyogen both within Japan and abroad. Since then, the company has planned and performed various kyogen and noh performances, and currently puts on about 15 performances per year.
Mansaku Nomura first performed on the stage at the age of 3, and in the 80 years on stage since then has become a national treasure. Watching him perform allows one to understand that light, minute shifts in facial expression convey deep emotion, one of the cornerstones of kyogen. He has a long, strong relationship with the United States, and has taught at both the University of Hawaii and Washington University.
Mansaku no Kai Kyogen Company
2-2-7, Sekiguchi Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 112-0014
The State University of New York at Stony Brook
Japan Society (New York, U.S.A)