Gagaku (music, songs, and dances from the imperial court of Japan) is the oldest continuously performed genre of music in the world, dating back in Japan to at least the seventh century. This series of workshops offers a rare opportunity to experience directly this fantastic kind of music and dance and its unique musical instruments. The workshops are taught by former directors of the Gagaku orchestra at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo and by leading musicians from Japan. Please see the event flyer for workshop times and locations.
Organized by Fabio Rambelli (UCSB)
Produced by Naoyuki Manabe
Sponsored by Nora McNeely Hurley, Michael Hurley, and the Manitou Fund
Co-sponsored by: ISF Endowed Chair in Shinto Studies (UCSB), Department of Religious Studies (UCSB), Department of Theater and Dance (UCSB), East Asia Center (UCSB), Department of East Asian Languages and Cultural Studies (UCSB), AD&A Museum (UCSB)
With Support from: Interdisciplinary Humanities Center (UCSB), Japan Foundation, Tokyo, Arts Council Tokyo, Northeast Asia Council (Association for Asian Studies)