5 Days of Kyogen

with Living National Treasure Mansaku Nomura & Mansaku-no-Kai

SATURDAY / MAY 6, 2017 /  5 PM 
SUNDAY / MAY 7, 2017 / 5 PM

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An Evening of Kyogen

with Mansaku Nomura & Mansaku-no-Kai 

Thirty-five years after he first shared the joy of kyogen with Los Angeles theatergoers, Living National Treasure MANSAKU NOMURA returns with the Mansaku-no-Kai Company for an evening of warm, life-affirming comedy. Also starring MANSAI NOMURA and YUKIO ISHIDA, this program of three short masterpieces (The Owl, The Kawakaml Headwaters, and Tied to a Stick) displays the full range of a theatrical form that has kept audiences laughing since the fourteenth century. With its paired-down staging and stylized acting, kyogen offers an absolutely unique theatrical experience. Performed in Japanese with English subtitles. 

5 PM "Discovering Kyogen" featuring Mansai Nomura * 6 PM Mansaku-no-Kai Kyogen 

This program is the result of a special collaboration between the Aratani World Series and the Yanai Initiative at UCLA and Waseda University in Tokyo. 

Tickets & Information

Aratani Theatre 

244 South San Pedro St. 

Little Tokyo - between 2nd & 3rd Sts. 

Los Angeles, Ca 90012

Admission 

$100 Gala Tickets (Sunday Only - Includes private reception with artists) 

$40 Orchestra / $30 Balcony / $20 Student

Box Office: (213) 680-3700

*For more information and ticket purchases, please visit the JACC Website. 

May 6, 2017

Saturday Performance

5PM "Discovering Kyogen" featuring Mansai Nomura ∙ 6PM Mansaku-no-Kai Kyogen

Performed in Japanese with English subtitles. This program is the result of a special collaboration between the Aratani World Series and the Yanai Initiative at UCLA and Waseda University in Tokyo.

May 7, 2017

Sunday Performance

5PM "Discovering Kyogen" featuring Mansai Nomura ∙ 6PM Mansaku-no-Kai Kyogen

Performed in Japanese with English subtitles. This program is the result of a special collaboration between the Aratani World Series and the Yanai Initiative at UCLA and Waseda University in Tokyo.

Lecture | Symposium | Masterclasses

Other Events

May 5, 2017

Mansaku Nomura Lecture

"Living Kyogen"
A lecture by Living National Treasure Mansai Nomura, presented by the Yanai Initiative at UCLA and Waseda University.


When: May 5, 2017 at 10:30 am
Where: Palisades Room, Carnesale Commons, UCLA


Free and open to the pubic. Pay-by-Space parking is available in Lot 7.

May 5, 2017

Symposium: "Japanese Theater and Theater Studies in a Global Age"

An international symposium presented by the Yanai Initiative Japanese Performing Arts Program


When: May 5, 2017 from 1:30 PM–6:00 PM
Where: Hermosa Room, Carnesale Commons, UCLA


Free and open to the pubic. Pay-by-Space parking is available in Lot 7.

May 8-9, 2017

Masterclasses

A masterclass in kyogen acting
led by Yukio Ishida
Monday May 8, 6:30–8:00 PM @ UCLA

A masterclass in kyogen acting
led by Mansai Nomura
Tuesday, May 9, 11:00 am–12:30 pm @ UCLA


Free and open to the public by application.

Contact

290 Royce Hall

(310) 206-8235

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(310) 206-8235

Asian Languages & Cultures

290 Royce Hall, UCLA

Los Angeles, CA 90095

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