Agency for Cultural Affairs “Nurturing Children Through Culture and Arts Project” Hayashidou Pre-Performance Workshop Details
The children will be taught how to play the Kotsuzumi (small hand drum) for “Sanbaso,” which we will play together during the main performance.
Professional Noh musicians, who specialize in the Kotsuzumi, Fue (bamboo flute), and Otsuzumi (large hand drum), will conduct the workshop for children to familiarize them with Noh, which they rarely get the opportunity to appreciate in everyday life.
After the workshop, the children will have the opportunity to practice using replica Kotsuzumi and Otsuzumi.
Participants will receive three leather samples and an explanation of how to make a Kotsuzumi or Otsuzumi. (They will make the body during the workshop.)
1.Opening: Noh begins and ends with greetings. The workshop will begin with the standard formal greeting.
2.What is Noh music? We will explain the characteristics and structure of Noh music.
3.What is a Kotsuzumi? We will explain the structure of the Kotsuzumi (small hand drum) and how to play it.
4.What is a Otsuzumi? We will explain the structure of the Otsuzumi (large hand drum) and how to play it.
5.Noh music: We will perform the thrilling “Ataka Taki-Nagashi.”
6.Kakegoe practice. We will explain Kakegoe (calls), and all the participants will practice the calls together.
7.Noh music: We will perform “Sanbaso” in which the children will participate during the actual performance.
8.Drum practice: We will teach the children how to play the Kotsuzumi and Otsuzumi parts for “Sanbaso.”
9.Kotsuzumi and Otsuzumi practice: All children will have the opportunity to play the Kotsuzumi and Otsuzumi drums.
10.Questions & comments: The children will have the opportunity to ask any questions, be it something they do not understand or are curious about.
11.Closing: We will explain how to practice the drums for the main performance, and end with the formal greeting.
(The finishing time may vary depending on the number of participants.)
Easy instructions for making
Daily practice is important in Noh. Participants receive a DVD for rehearsing at home in the lead up to the performance.
Use this video to rehearse the “Sanbaso” which you will play together with Hayashidou on the Nurturing Children Through Culture and Arts Project Performance Tour.
Practice makes perfect!