SOURCE: Freer and Sackler Galleries
WHAT: An Evening of Kyogen: Shigeyama Kyogen Troupe
WHEN: Tuesday, March 21, 2017 @ 8:00 pm
WHERE: Coolidge Auditorium, Thomas Jefferson Building, 10 First Street SE, Washington, DC 20540
Presented by: National Cherry Blossom Festival
Venue: Library of Congress
Tue, March 21
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This event takes place in the Coolidge Auditorium, Thomas Jefferson Building
Kyogen – “mad words” or “wild speech” is a genre of traditional Japanese theater more than 600 years old, offering brief comic plays that are often performed as interludes between Noh dramas. Featured are leading artists from the esteemed Shigeyama Kyogen Troupe from Kyoto, Japan, heirs to this remarkable artistic legacy. This event is co-presented with the Japan Foundation, the Japan Information & Culture Center, Embassy of Japan, and the Library of Congress.
Tue, March 21, 2017 @ 8:00 pm
REGISTRATIONS ARE CLOSED
Some concerts will be listed as SOLD OUT. However, a limited number of RUSH tickets will be available, at no cost, 2 hours before each performance. Patrons are strongly encouraged to try for a RUSH ticket at the door. Due to no-shows and returned tickets, some seats are ALWAYS available for sold out performances at the event’s designated start time. RUSH tickets are offered on a space-available basis. Seats are not guaranteed. The TicketAlert List for this event is at capacity. Patrons registered for the TicketAlert List will receive a notice when returned tickets become first available for booking.
An Evening of Kyogen
Shigeyama Kyogen Troupe
The Library partners with the Japan Information and Culture Center, Embassy of Japan, in mounting a special evening of Kyogen plays, presented as part of the National Cherry Blossom Festival. Kyogen—“mad words” or “wild speech”—is a genre of traditional Japanese theater more than 500 years old, offering brief comic plays that are often performed as interludes between Noh dramas. Featured are leading artists from the esteemed Shigeyama Kyogen Troupe, heirs to this remarkable artistic legacy.
Co- presented by the Library of Congress, the Japan Information and Culture Center, Embassy of Japan and the Japan Foundation. Presented in association with the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Galleries, the Smithsonian’s Museums of Asian Art.
6:30 pm–Whittall Pavilion
Additional Ticketing Information
Reserved seats not claimed by five minutes before the scheduled start of the event will be distributed to RUSH patrons. For more information about RUSH visit www.loc.gov/concerts/tickets.html
For patrons unable to obtain a reservation, we still encourage attendance—while there is no guarantee of seating due to the intimate size of some spaces, patrons are almost always able to be accommodated.
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Photo: “Figure of Kyogen performer in role of Sambaso,” (ca. mid-19th century). Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Gift of Charles Lang Freer.