Noh Reimagined 2020 – Spirits of Flowers
Noh Reimagined: Spirits of Flowers explores how humans exist within – and as part of – the natural environment. As we adjust to a changing climate, we look to Japan, where people have worshipped nature since ancient times. Noh theatre has deep links to this culture and the kami (deity spirits) that are revered in Japan. These spirits of flowers and plants appear in many Noh stories, interacting with human beings and offering an image of how we might relate to the natural world.
As part of this year’s exciting programme, outstanding Japanese Noh performers will present classical masterpieces handed down for centuries, while innovative British artists will explore what we can learn from this 650-year-old tradition.
Produced and curated by Akiko Yanagisawa (Mu:Arts) and the International Noh Project Committee.
Noh Reimagined 2020 is part of the Japan-UK Season of Culture 2019-2020 and Beyond 2020 programme.