Photo-Opportunity - Special narrated version - The World of Noh - coming to Toronto's Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre

    Actors and Musicians rehearse separately and perform together for the
    first time - on opening night?!

    TORONTO, July 15 /CNW/ - Master Sensei Haruhisa Kawamura of Kyoto's
Kawamura Noh Theatre and the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre (JCCC) are
excited to introduce Torontonians to the fascinating art form of Noh Theatre
with a performance and discussion at the JCCC. This is a rare opportunity for
Canadians to experience the performance, magnificent costumes, masks, music
and movements of traditional Noh Drama.
    Originating in the 14th Century, Noh is a classical Japanese performance
form that combines elements of dance, drama, music and poetry into one highly
aesthetic stage art. What makes it so different and unique from any other
theatre experience is that the performers and musicians don't practice
together before opening night. Instead, each actor, musician, and choral
chanter practices his or her fundamental movements, songs, and dances
independently or under the tutelage of a senior member of the school. Thus,
the tempo of a given performance is not set by any single performer but
established by the interactions of all the performers together.
    This performance is part of this year's special series celebrating the
80th anniversary of Canada-Japan relations. The JCCC is a not-for-profit
charitable organization. Proceeds from The World of Noh go toward supporting
the JCCC's Japanese heritage and cultural programming initiatives.

    Date:           Wednesday, October 1, 2008
    Time:           7:00pm
    Location:       The Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre
                    6 Garamond Court, Toronto, Ontario (Don Mills and
                    Eglinton, north east of the Ontario Science Centre),
    Tickets:        $25 (General), $20 (Students and JCCC Members)
                    Available by calling 416-441-2345 x. 222

    For more information on the JCCC and its activities, visit

For further information:

For further information: Victoria Ollers, (416) 822-2288,; Paul Tyler, (905) 235-7285,

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