Gray circle with asian writing

Join us for this special performance inspired by Weaving Splendor: Treasures of Asian Textiles from The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

Theatre Nohgaku is an international performance ensemble whose members share a passion for Nō and a conviction that it has profound power for audiences today. They perform traditional and contemporary work that reaches across boundaries of culture and language to tell stories that reflect our shared humanity.


1. Final Section from the Nō Izutsu (in Japanese)
Chorus: David Crandall

2. Tama no Dan (Jewel Section) from the Nō Ama (The Diver) (in English)
Dancer: Jubilith Moore
Chorus: David Crandall (ji), Kevin Salfen

3. Chu-no-mai Instrumental 
Nohkan flute: Kevin Salfen
Kotsuzumi shoulder drum: Jubilith Moore
Ōtsuzumi hip drum: David Crandall

4. Excerpt from the Nō Sumidagawa (Sumida River(in English)
Mother: Jubilith Moore
Boatman: David Crandall
Chorus: Kevin Salfen

5. Final Section of the Nō Hagoromo (The Feathered Robe) (in Japanese)
Dancer: Jubilith Moore
Chorus: Kevin Salfen
Taiko: David Crandall


David Crandall is a composer, playwright, and performer who studied Nō chant and dance with Nō master Hajime Sano and has worked professionally at the Hosho Noh Theatre in Tokyo. He is a founding member of Theatre Nohgaku.

Jubilith Moore is a performer, director, writer, teaching artist, and producer who has studied Nō and Kyogen extensively with master teachers. She was Artistic Director of Theatre of Yugen from 2001 to 2014 and is a founding member of Theatre Nohgaku.

Kevin Salfen is a musicologist, composer, and producer who is an associate professor of music at the University of the Incarnate Word. He has studied Nō since 2008 and became a member of Theatre Nohgaku in 2011.

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