Tearing the Mask – An Exploration of Japanese Performance

By January 30, 2014 Events

The Japanese Film Festival invites you to go behind the scenes and explore the compelling world of Japanese theatre. In a season of free films, talks and demonstrations, don’t miss this rare backstage pass to the realm of performing arts.  We’ve teamed up with Presenting Partner, Sydney’s National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA), dug into the archives of our cultural film library, and have come up with some amazing finds, including some documentaries on 16mm! This week-long program unveils the stories, inspiration and passion behind the masters of the enigmatic mask.

Come and see a range of documentaries and performance footage that delves into the extraordinary genres of butoh, noh, bunraku and kabuki.

Join international guests Richard Emmert (noh) and Yukio Waguri (butoh), along with local experts, as they uncover the beauty and elegance of Japanese theatre right before your very eyes. For more information visit: http://www.jpf.org.au/jpfevents/14-nida/

When: 10th to 15 February 2014

Where: NIDA Parade Theatres, National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA), 215 Anzac Parade, Kensington

Cost: Free. RSVP Essential. Register Now

Enquiries: reception@jpf.org.au  or call 8239 0055