Noh Reimagined is a series of project and bi-annual festival exploring the 650 years old Noh theatre presented by the top-level Noh performers from Japan in collaboration with contemporary arts and performance. The festival has been held at Kings Place, London
In the past two editions (2016 and 2018), Noh Reimagined presented the best of the classical Noh performances embodying Noh’s aesthetic, philosophy, unique musical system, movement and dramaturgy – which were reinterpreted and reimagined by inspirational British artists and shared with diverse audiences. In total Noh Reimagined festivals have featured 9 top-level Noh performers from Japan, 23 British artists, including composers, performance artists and visual artists, as well as academics and neuroscientists. As part of the festivals, 5 new pieces have been premiered. Over 2,800 people attended the live events and many more engaged through the Noh Reimagined microsite, Kings Place podcast and BBC Radio 3’s special program.
Noh Reimagined unwraps the art of Noh, the iconic theatrical tradition that originated in fourteenth-century Japan, offering open and creative platform that encourages genre-defying, cross-cultural collaborations through Noh, connecting tradition and contemporary life, arts and culture, suggesting new ways of looking at our world.