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Discover the incredible diversity of Japan’s theatrical landscape through a season of free films, panels, talks and demonstrations at NIDA.

Film Screenings

Dates: 10-14 February, 7.30pm
Cost: free
Venue: NIDA Parade Theatres

Delve into the unique beauty of celebrated Japanese artforms Noh, Butoh and Kabuki with rarely seen films and documentaries screened on a traditional Noh stage.

Official information page AND REGISTRATION INFO can be found HERE.

 

Monday 10 February
Zeami and the Noh Theatre (16mm) 
1991; 50 mins; documentary; English narration /  [Rating TBC]

The Noh Mask (16mm) 
1987; 35 mins; documentary; English narration  / Rated G
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Tuesday 11 February 
Noh Dōjōji [The Dōjōji Temple – A Noh Play] 
2001; 109 mins; recorded Noh performance; Japanese w/ English subtitles  /  This film is exempt from classification
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Wednesday 12 February 
Traditional Japanese Culture: Kabuki
1997; 20 mins; documentary; Japanese w/ English subtitles  /  [Rating TBC]

The Edo Stage: Kabuki and Bunraku
C1982; 29 mins; documentary; English narration  /  [Rating TBC]

The Lovers’ Exile: The Bunraku Puppet Theatre of Japan
Directed by Marty Gross
1980; 90 mins; Bunraku performance with introduction; Japanese w/ English subtitles (introduction in English)  /  Rated G
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Thursday 13 February
Butoh: Body on the Edge of Crisis 
Directed by Michael Blackwood
1990; 89 mins; documentary, Japanese w/ English subtitles /  [Rating TBC]
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Friday 14 February 
Butoh: Piercing the Mask 
Directed by Richard Moore
1992; 49 mins; documentary; Japanese w/ English subtitles  /  Rated PG
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Talks and Demonstrations

Date: 15 February, 12-6pm
Cost: free
Venue: NIDA Parade Theatres

Immerse yourself in an afternoon of talks and demonstrations. Join NIDA’s Head of Acting Jeff Janisheski, international guests Richard Emmert and Yukio Waguri, and local experts to explore the elegance of traditional Japanese Noh theatre and the dramatic expression of avant-garde Butoh dance.

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