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Flash Haiku, 4-4: Nohgaku-za
"The Fulling Block" at the Metropolitan Museum

By Paul Ben-Itzak
Copyright 2000 The Dance Insider

For the Lady Who Clings
To Her Absent Lord
Moving is Not Moving.

(Editor's Note: Nohgaku-za performed "The Fulling Block" Sunday evening at the Met, in connection with an extraordinary, breathtaking, comprehensive survey of Japanese art. "Masterpieces of Japanese Art from the Mary Griggs Burke Collection" opened last Tuesday and is on view through June 25. While the performance will not be repeated, Nohgaku-za will be performing something different at the Japan Society tonight, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday.

When Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht decided to create an epic opera in 1930, they found inspiration in the 15th-century Noh play "Taniko." That opera, "Der Jasager," will be presented by the Japan Society, in English, together with Nohgagu-za's production of the Japanese original.

For more information, call 212-752-3015.)

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