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Nakamori Genta × Nomura Mansai "Knowing and Fun! The World of Noh and Kyogen" - The Second Part ~ - 【Sign Colored Paper Present! 】
2018.12.21

Nakamori Genta and Nomura Mansai talked about each other's thoughts about the present and the future of Noh · Kyogen, whose evaluation is rising overseas, the second part of the dialogue.
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* The first part can be read from here >>

Nomura My grandfather and my father also liked foreign countries, so I have a lot of overseas performances. I went to Paris this time with Beijing, and next year, the next year there is also a schedule.
However, recently I feel that domestic as well as overseas do not change very much.

Nakamori That's right. Because Japanese people will not be happy not to bring things that I think is "interesting" to overseas people. In that sense, it is currently the case that we have no choice but to choose songs that are entertaining. Even in the case of Takiwaki, it is more pleasing for songs that appeal to the movement and glamor than to tell the dialogue firmly in a quiet world.

Since Nomura Kyogen is a serif play, subtitles are attached as abroad as it is natural. In that case, the translated word is basically a modern language even if it is somewhat old. It is not necessary to forcibly make it difficult to understand (laugh). So, than to perform in Japan Rather, you can understand the details. So, in the past I had chosen a song that I could understand with a movement like "Bobbie", but recently I will bring songs such as "Kawakami" and "Tsukimi Zato" .

Nakamori It is certainly an interesting song as a script.

Nomura It is a song with the theme of the blind man, the sound of the cane echoes, but there is little change in sound, but as a story it is deep. Sometimes it is said that it is "a new work?"

Nakamori There were many songs that I did not avoid saying "I am not for beginners", although I was organizing the "No Nobody Society", but it changed as I started subtitling. For example, "Kageki" has little movement, but if you have the help of subtitles you can enjoy the small move unique to Noh.
The same can be said for overseas. Because flashy songs of movement are more reviewative than a story, from now on it is also possible to take a song that can enjoy the story.
Even if I collaborate with other genres of Nomura and others, even if I go abroad, I am not doing it by my own values alone but it is meaningful to see Kyogen in other foreign cultures ,I think. Sometimes things I have thought can pass and sometimes do not. I think that I need to go abroad also in order to ascertain the meaning of what I have done so far.

399; "> Since Nanomori Noh's performance requires a lot of manpower, there are many opportunities to go abroad because there are problems of profitability, but if it is meaningful for cultural exchange it is a handbag Even though I am willing to challenge it.

Even Nomura abroad, recently just playing the classic is not interested. Ideas such as creating a new work incorporating the "local people" in that country, which will work with contemporary artists who play "Sanjo" in three generations are required.
There are many things that have been suspended for the preparation of the Tokyo convention in 2020, but I'd like to work on new works in the future. Since we are living in classics, while there is a desire to reproduce confidence as many times as possible, there is also a strong desire to create a new work not to beat the songs so far.

Nakamori I think that I am able to do a neat Noh where I came out of the framework of "Noh stage". My father is innovative enough to say that "it is only difficult for the pillars of the Noh stage to see the stage, so we should set up a laser beam". In the bubble period, I played Noh with lights on acrylic scenes (laugh). I also understand by utilizing lighting and projection mappingI am thinking that I can not do a stage pursuing sasa. Traditional and standard things are also important, but I think that there is also a production that the general person can enjoy as one of entertainment as the entrance of Noh · Kyogen.

Nomura 2020 Tokyo Convention is the theme "Reconstruction". There are festivals as sports festivals, but "festival" is to originally think "to live" and "death" at the same time. In the press announcement I used the phrase "spirit and rebirth", but it is exactly the world view of Noh Kyōjō.

Nakamori O bon festival etc is also an event to return to the ancestor, so it can be said that the view of the world underlying the Japanese people.

Nomura That's right. As a result of the succession of life and death, I live my present time. I believe that living humans gather and make life fight fighting for sport festivals. Based on this idea, I incorporate the idea that I have cultivated as a master of Kyogen, and are planning to share it with new creators. Some people in the high-tech sector, others are good at entertainment. Because we do not mean that it is only necessary to know only those who understand, aiming for something lofty, in a sense, I am considering expressions that everyone can understand.
Nakamori may be the most difficult thing.

Nomura That's right. How much spirituality, core part can be represented in entertainment. I'm not intrusive, but at the same time, I'd like to add a part that I care as saying "Oh, that's it."

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