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Margaret Coldiron: The Expressive Art of the Noh Mask

Last occurred: Thursday, March 30 at 6:30 pm

Kano Kazunobu, Japan, 1816–63, Triptych of Noh Roles Senzai, Okina, and Sanbaso, (detail) 19th century, Ink and color on silk, The John R. Van Derlip Fund; purchase from the collection of Elizabeth and Willard Clark, 2013.31.194.3

Kano Kazunobu, Japan, 1816–63, Triptych of Noh Roles Senzai, Okina, and Sanbaso, (detail) 19th century, Ink and color on silk, The John R. Van Derlip Fund; purchase from the collection of Elizabeth and Willard Clark, 2013.31.194.3

A distinctive feature of classical Japanese Noh drama is its use of masks. Highly valued as art objects, they are also brought to vivid life on stage. This talk will focus on the use of Noh masks in performance, referencing related masks and paintings at Mia, and will feature a demonstration of how Noh masks work on stage.
Margaret Coldiron, PhD, East 15 Acting School/University of Essex, UK is a theater director, performer, teacher, and a specialist in Asian performance and masks. She is the author of Trance and Transformation of the Masked Actor in Japanese Noh and Balinese Dance Drama and contributed material on masks and masked performance to the Encyclopedia of Asian Theatre and The Routledge Handbook of Asian Theatre.
Generous support for this program is provided by the Gale Family Endowment.

$10; $5 My Mia members, free for Asian Art Affinity Group members

To register, call 612.870.6323 or reserve online.

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