A cypress stage for Kyogen performers living in the 21st century
Vol.6 A workshop to watch, laugh, experience and become energized
Okura doctrine (Noh actor Kyogen style Okura style)
Learning is play. Play is learning.
When did you come across this word?
When I was in elementary school, the blue litmus paper used in science experiments turned red when immersed in an acidic aqueous solution. This discovery and surprise made me thrilled from head to toe. The wonder brought about by a sheet of paper and liquid stimulated curiosity and became a "play" that went beyond a "class".
Recently, there have been many requests for hands-on workshops for children.
Until then, I had experience in workshops, but the target audience was basically adults. Between the performances, the audience was brought up on the stage to experience various expressions such as basic postures, sliding feet, vocalization, etc., and it lasted about 20 minutes at the longest.
The first workshop job I received around the age of 30 was an event where even preschoolers could participate. We, who were not used to children's performances, showed Kyogen, and taught various forms of expression, such as basic postures and sliding feet.
the kids got bored.
I got bored in less than 10 minutes.
Some children left in the middle.
The remaining 50 minutes are for parents.
It's an event for children.
I still can't forget that setback.
Ahh, just remembering it makes me hate it...
In the first place, it's a world of classical arts, so it's embarrassing for me to think that it's not possible to break the mold.
First of all, I thought about what I was lacking and what I should do to have fun. It was like replacing the cells in the body.
Workshops are about playing, not learning. With that in mind, I collected a lot of things.
My own Kyogen picture-story show.
Ougi Kid who can make original fans.
There will also be time to try on Kyogen costumes.
In addition, over several years, we were able to create an “exciting workshop” that can be enjoyed without breaking the “genuine” and “model”.
Children's faces laughing and playing around while watching Kyogen.
The experience is full of energy and loud voices.
A figure that expresses itself triumphantly.
Seeing the child sitting behind step by step step forward, I gained confidence little by little.
What is the true charm of 'classical performing arts'?
What are the “traditional performing arts” that we should really cherish?
I strongly feel that I want to be a place where you can "learn" while "playing".