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.
6:30 pm–Whittall Pavilion
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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.