Belmont students will get a rare treat on January 24 with the opportunity to attend a unique type of theatrical performance known as Noh. Noh is Japan’s classic masked dramatic art that combines music, dance and narrative. This performance is a rare opportunity to view an art that has been developed and refined over centuries. It begins at 2 p.m. in the Black Box Theater.
Born into a long tradition of Noh actors, Yasuhiro Urata, a renowned performer from the Kanze school of Noh, will lead the troupe consisting of actors and musicians that have traveled from Japan to showcase their country’s traditional art.
A second performance will take place that evening at 7 p.m., though it is being staged exclusively for VIP guests including the consulate-general of Japan. The Japan-American Society of Tennessee has also invited guests from the business community. Belmont faculty and administration will be present.
Students wishing to attend the afternoon show should arrive early as seating is limited. The performance is free.