Concerts from the Library of Congress, 2016-2017

TUESDAY, MARCH 21, 2017 at 8 PM

Photo: Kyogen Project

Coolidge Auditorium

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The Library partners with the Japan Information and Culture Center, Embassy of Japan, in mounting a special evening of Kyogen plays, presented as part of the National Cherry Blossom Festival. Kyogen—“mad words" or "wild speech"—is a genre of traditional Japanese theater more than 500 years old, offering brief comic plays that are often performed as interludes between Noh dramas. Featured are leading artists from the esteemed Shigeyama Kyogen Troupe, heirs to this remarkable artistic legacy.

Co-presented by the Library of Congress, the Japan Information and Culture Center, Embassy of Japan and the Japan Foundation.

Presented in association with the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Galleries, the Smithsonian's Museums of Asian Art.

Pictured on right: Shigeyama Kyogen Troupe (top); Motohiko Shigeyama (bottom left); and Ippei Shigeyama (bottom right)


6:30 PM - Whittall Pavilion (no tickets required)