Kings Place, London, Friday 24th – Saturday 25th June 2022
Noh Reimagined 2022: Spirits of Flowers explores how nature is celebrated and interpreted in the Noh tradition and how humans exist within – and as part of – the natural environment. As we adjust to a changing climate, we look to Japan, where people have worshipped nature since ancient times. Noh theatre has deep links to this culture and the kami (deity spirits) that are revered in Japan. These spirits of flowers and plants appear in many Noh stories, interacting with human beings and offering an image of how we might relate to the natural world.
Noh Reimagined 2022: ‘Spirits of Flowers’ inspired by Kings Place’s “Nature Unwrapped” theme announced.
As part of this year’s exciting programme, outstanding Japanese Noh performers will present classical masterpieces handed down for centuries, while innovative British artists will explore what we can learn from this 650-year-old tradition.
Noh Reimagined brings top class Noh performers including Noboru Sano (shite actor , Hosho school) and Yukihiro Isso ( Nohkan flute, Isso School) performing highlights from Noh masterpieces, joined by the most innovative British artists from dance, visual arts and music including Cerith Wyn Evans, and Thick & Tight to UK premier creative works in collaboration with Noh performers.