David Crandall will provide an overview and demonstration of the performance elements of the traditional Japanese stage art of noh. Focusing on the play Hagoromo (The Feathered Mantle) he'll briefly cover such aspects as storyline, singing style, movement, costumes, masks, and musical accompaniment, and show how these elements balance and combine to create a unique aesthetic experience that has captivated audiences for more than 650 years.
David Crandall began his exploration of Japanese music under Professor William Malm at the University of Michigan in the 1970s and has been studying, teaching, and performing noh for over 35 years. He currently lives in Grand Rapids, MI, where he has established the Rogue River Noh Center.
This event is cosponsored by the U-M Center for World Performance Studies (CWPS).
David Crandall, Independent Translator, Writer, and Composer