2010 Najita Distinguished Lecture

Kenzaburo Oe, Nobel Laureate
"A Novelist Re-Reads Kaitokudo"

March 4, 2010
Poster | Program
Video: Japanese

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Kyogen Workshop and Performance

The Okura School of Kyogen Theatre by the Shigeyama Family


Tuesday, March 23
Sixty high school students from Julian High and Oak Park River Forest High Schools participated in a hands-on workshop with the Shigeyama Family in which they learned about movement and voicing in Kyogen theater. Watch the short video with excerpts from the workshop.

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Performance: "Forest and Other Tales"

Inspired by an ancient Japanese legend, “Forest” is the story of a wounded soldier who is lured skyward by an angel. Will he stay with her, or will he choose to return to earth and its battles? Recommended for ages 12 and up.

Co-Sponsored by the University Theater/TAPS program.

Friday, November 6th, 2009, 7:30pm 

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Shadow Puppet Arts Workshop for Children and Families

Sunday, November 8th, 2009, 1-4pm
Hyde Park Art Center
5020 S. Cornell Ave. Chicago IL 60637

Nori Sawa demonstrated shadow puppet techniques and participants created puppets in the theme of ocean animals. View a short video of the puppet workshop on YouTube.

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Shadow Puppet Arts Workshop for UChicago Students

Monday, November 9th, 2009, 4:30-7:30pm
Midway Studios Main Hall
6016 S. Ingleside Ave. Chicago, IL 60637

Nori Sawa demonstrated innovative shadow puppet techniques using an overhead projector. Students created shadow puppets and performed short skits using demonstrated techniques.

View video clips from the workshop on YouTube:

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