Noh has been one of the world’s most enduring theater forms for over 600 years. It combines powerful narratives, exquisite costumes, graceful dances, and otherworldly music.
In a one-of-a-kind performance, medieval Japan and England meet in contemporary Texas through a unique triple-bill inspired by Japanese noh theater and kyogen:
- Sumida River, the tragic Japanese noh play on madness and loss, in an English performing version
- Song of the Yanaguana River, a new kyogen-inspired interlude by 2015 Poet Laureate of Texas Carmen Tafolla, that celebrates San Antonio past and present
- Benjamin Britten’s “church opera” Curlew River, which moves the Sumida River story to medieval England and ends in consolation
Where Rivers Meet is a collaboration between University of the Incarnate Word and Asia Society Texas Center and is presented with the support of St. Luke's Episcopal Church and School, Theatre Nohgaku, University of the Incarnate Word, and Japan America Society of Houston.
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