In appreciation of our distinguished contributors (including members in Tiger Society and above) we will hold the annual Donor's Recognition Dinner,hosted by University System of MD Chancellor William Kirwan and Mrs. Patty Kirwan at historic Hidden Waters.
Although some months have passed, we are still deeply affected by the loss of our long-time friend and leader, Dr. Gilbert A. Brungardt.
Though quiet and soft-spoken, Gil's vision and leadership had a tremendous impact on the Center and on all associated with it.It was very much in character for him to try to slip away, unnoticed, while the University and we were all involved in year-end activities.It did not work. We did notice and we will continue to do so on Monday, April 11, 2011, with a special tribute. Please join us as we show the regard in which this very special person is held.
Also in this issue are details on upcoming programs. Our Director, Suewhei Shieh, was hard pressed to put together a programming as strong as the one we enjoyed last year.However, she may well have accomplished just that.
We look forward to seeing you at these and other future events and, as always, thank you for your continuing support.
Anthony J. (Tony) Montcalmo
AA&CC Advisory Board
Celebration of Life: Tribute Concert Dr. Brungardt
Once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see 600-year old authentic Japanese theater.
Arguably the oldest drama form in the world still in practice today, Noh is a major form of Japanese musical drama that has been performed since the 14th century. Many characters wear masked and extravagant, shimmery brocade costumes, accompanied by a chorus and an ensemble of four musicians.
This is the first and only performance in the DC, Virginia and Maryland area. The performance offers a rare opportunity to experience two of the most revered performing art traditions of Japan--the symbolic, mystical noh and the boisterous, comic kyogen--performed back-to-back with live music.
7 p.m., Stephens Hall Room 310
Naoko Maeshiba,Dept of Theater, will introduce the principles, history, and philosophy of the Noh Theater.
$15 in advance; $20 at the door; $10 AA&CC members, seniors and students.
Lecture admission is included with price of ticket.
Thanks to our members who have renewed for 2011. Your support and dedication allows us to fulfill our mission of bringing both traditional and contemporary Asian arts, music,dance, and philosophy to the community.
So many ways to get involved:
Become a member and enjoy discount admission to events, get invited to special events, and stay updated on the latest news.
Join us at events, or sign up as a volunteer.
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Grants & Support
The North American tour of Kashu-juku Noh Theater is organized and produced by Japan Society, New York, and is supported by the Agency for Cultural Affairs, Government of Japan. The regional tour of Kashu-juku Theater is made possible by a grant from Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation with support from the National Endowment for the Arts, and Yoshinobu & Kathleen Shiota.