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June Watanabe's Translation/Transformation of Japanese Nō in Contemporary Practice

June Watanabe's Translation/Transformation of Japanese Nō in Contemporary Practice This paper considers a 2004 performance of Nō Project II 'Can't' is 'Night,' a collaboration of Japanese American dancer June Watanabe, Japanese nō master and Intangible Cultural Treasure of Japan Uchida Anshin, composer Pauline Oliveros, and poet Leslie Scalapino. The project, spearheaded by Watanabe, translated nō for a contemporary San Francisco audience, imbuing it with social and political meaning for California viewers. Watanabe translated nō's internal concentration into a collaborative process she calls "being in the moment." The performance became a way for collaborators and audience to examine values in art making and sociopolitical practice. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Asian Theatre Journal University of Hawai'I Press

June Watanabe's Translation/Transformation of Japanese Nō in Contemporary Practice

Asian Theatre Journal , Volume 24 (2) – Sep 26, 2007

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University of Hawai'I Press
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Abstract

This paper considers a 2004 performance of Nō Project II 'Can't' is 'Night,' a collaboration of Japanese American dancer June Watanabe, Japanese nō master and Intangible Cultural Treasure of Japan Uchida Anshin, composer Pauline Oliveros, and poet Leslie Scalapino. The project, spearheaded by Watanabe, translated nō for a contemporary San Francisco audience, imbuing it with social and political meaning for California viewers. Watanabe translated nō's internal concentration into a collaborative process she calls "being in the moment." The performance became a way for collaborators and audience to examine values in art making and sociopolitical practice.

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Asian Theatre JournalUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: Sep 26, 2007

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