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Coalesce 東絃西漸

Contemporary at Kings Place

A wonderful night featuring the talents of post-90s Chinese poet Yu Yoyo and CAN Collective musicians Cheng Yu, Wang Xiao, Charlie Cawood, DJ QuestionMark and An-Ting Chang.

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Yorkston Thorne Khan

Folk at Kings Place

Yorkston Thorne Khan play Kings Place to launch their third album, Navarasa: Nine Emotions, tackling Robert Burns and Sufi poetry.

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Tea Houses: Camellia Sinensis

Contemporary / Nature Unwrapped

New live music mixes with lighting and soundscapes, participatory tea rituals and ambisonic technology, which captures the audience’s emotional responses in the performance space.

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Kamilya Jubran + Werner Hasler present ‘Wa’

Contemporary at Kings Place

Renowned Palestinian vocalist and oud player Kamilya Jubran, and long-standing musical partner and composer Werner Hasler (trumpet & electronics) return to the UK in support of their new album Wa. With Wa, Jubran and Hasler

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Joan Shelley

Folk / Nature Unwrapped

Joan Shelley is a songwriter and singer who lives near Louisville, Kentucky not far from where she grew up. Like the River Loves the Sea is her fifth album. She draws inspiration from traditional and

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Kayhan Kalhor & Kiya Tabassian

Contemporary / Songlines Encounters Festival

A virtuoso of the Persian spiked fiddle called the kamancheh, Kayhan Kalhor is a three-time Grammy nominee widely considered to be the greatest living ambassador of Persian music.

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The Wolf of Baghdad – Live Score

Contemporary / Songlines Encounters Festival

The Wolf of Baghdad is a stimulating and moving ‘memoir of a lost homeland’ by animator and musician Carol Isaacs.

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Saigyo-Zakura

Classical / Nature Unwrapped

Our classical programme includes highlights from Noh playwright Zeami’s masterpiece Saigyo-Zakura (Saigyo’s Cherry Tree) as performed by Minoru IV Gensho Umewaka.

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Song of the Birds

Contemporary / Nature Unwrapped

Hear the songs of birds reimagined afresh in a cross-cultural collaboration between British recorder virtuoso Piers Adams, leader of the celebrated baroque quartet Red Priest, and Japanese Nohkan flute maestro Yukihiro Isso. Together they explore

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Noh Movement Workshop

Learning / Noh Reimagined

In this workshop, two shite actors offer a hands-on chance to learn the basic movement patterns of Noh, including use of physical space and breath control.

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Sumida River in Sign Language

Classical / Nature Unwrapped

Sumida River in Sign Language brings the natural and human worlds together in a drama of physical gesture and facial expression.

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Seminar: Understanding Noh

Learning / Noh Reimagined

This seminar by Professor Andrew Gerstle of SOAS, an eminent scholar specialising in Japanese traditional theatre, offers tips on how to appreciate Noh, as well as answering any questions you might have.

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Cerith Wyn Evans: Noh (A-Drift)

Contemporary / Nature Unwrapped

Cerith Wyn Evans draws on his deep knowledge and love of Noh theatre to create a new film piece, as well as collaborating with Noh musicians to produce a live performance.

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Pre-Concert Talk: Eleanor Perry & Daniel Hay-Gordon

Free / Noh Reimagined

Dancer-actors Eleanor Perry and Daniel Hay-Gordon of Thick & Tight discuss the creative process behind their new piece, inspired by the Kyogen tradition.

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Hengenka: The Holistic Energies of Nature

Contemporary / Nature Unwrapped

Opening with a classical dance piece, Noh theatre merges with Western queer performance in a new work by the award-winning dance duo Thick & Tight, who explore new visions arising from ancient traditions.

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