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Contemporary Tradition – Japanese Performance Genre Today

Date: October 13th – 15, 2016

Venues: AS8 #04-04 (Sessions 1, 3 & 4),
AS8 #06-46 (Session 2), FASSNUS.
Play Den @ The Arts House (Lecture-Performance)

Organizer: Department of Japanese Studies, NUS

In conjunction with the 50th Anniversary of Singapore – Japan Diplomatic Relations (SJ50) and the 35th anniversary of the Department of Japanese Studies.


With support from the Japan Foundation, the Japan Creative Centre and The Arts House, “Contemporary Tradition – Japanese Performance Genre Today” will take place from 13 October through 15 October.  The conference, organized by the Department of Japanese Studies, is held in celebration of the 50 years of diplomatic ties between Japan and Singapore, as well as the 35th anniversary of our Department.

Scholars from different fields of traditional Japanese performance will be participating in this conference and present their research pertaining to traditional Japanese performance. Other presenters will share with us their experience in the more practical aspects of traditional performance genre in today’s context. We have invited both scholars and practitioners from Singapore, the Philippines, Japan, Germany, United States and the United Kingdom to participate in this conference.

All presentation sessions are at the new Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) building AS8, #06-46. On the afternoon of the October 15th, 3:00pm, members of Theater Nohgaku will showcase a lecture-performance of a Noh in English, Blue Moon Over Memphis, at the Arts House on Old Parliament Lane in downtown Singapore.

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