Japanese art form Kyogen to be displayed in National Theatre

BELGRADE - Japanese theatrical art form Kyogen will be presented in the Belgrade National Theatre on March 21 and 22 through the short stage plays 'Kagyu' (The snail) and 'Jobikoe' (Deception rhythm).

Addressing a news conference on Thursday, Attache for Culture of the Japanese Embassy to the Republic of Serbia Yuichiro Omori and Deputy Manager of the National Theatre Aleksandar Stamatovic underscored that this event constitutes the continuation of long-term good cooperation.

Stamatovic recalled that the Japanese government delivered a major donation back in 2007 thanks to which the National Theatre studio obtained the most up-to-date video system and other technical equipment.

In rather good Serbian, Attache Omori explained that Kyogen is a kind of Noh drama, the traditional Japanese theatrical art form characterised by elements of satire and comic.

Few items are used on stage because the focus of the play rests on actors and their skills, he said.

Before Belgrade, Kyogen was presented in Greece and after Serbia, it will be displayed in Israel.

Photo Tanjug, N. Jovanovic (illustration)

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