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Artist Yuriko Doi will speak, conduct a workshop and give a demonstration on “Kyōgen,” or classical Japanese comic theater, Feb. 21 and 22 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
The free public events will be in the Center for Dramatic Art on Country Club Road. The talk and demonstration will be Feb. 21 at 11 a.m. in Room 105. The workshop, “The Wild Words and Moves,” will be Feb. 22 at 1:30 p.m. in Room 104. The workshop will introduce Kyōgenvocal technique and a variety of stylized movements.
Doi is the founder, artistic director and producer of Theatre of Yugen in San Francisco. She was born in Tokyo and introduced to Japanese classical theater at a young age. She earned master’s of arts degrees in drama from Waseda University in Tokyo and San Francisco State University, and she has studied with masters of Japanese theater forms. She has directed more than 40 plays and received a Folk Arts Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts.
Doi’s UNC visit opens the series “The Aural and Performative Asia” in the dramatic art department in the College of Arts and Sciences. For more information and to sign up for the workshop, contact Jiayun Zhuang, assistant professor of dramatic art, at

DATE: February 21 & 22, 2011
LOCATION: Rooms 104 & 105, Center for Dramatic Art, UNC
TIME:  Please see event description.

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