Reading of Noh drama ‘Between The Stones’ | Dublin

On Sunday, 23rd September, we were delighted to welcome Jannete Cheong, London based poet, writer, designer and curator, and the first British person to write an English-language Noh, to Dublin for an afternoon of reading of new Noh drama ‘Between The Stones’.

Event took place and was hosted by Royal Hibernian Academy, and was attended by IJA members, representatives of Embassy of Japan in Ireland and general public.

It was a great opportunity to everyone interested in Japanese culture and arts to learn about Noh and its development from ‘page to stage’. Event also helped to build new relationships and share ideas and learning through cultural and educational engagement both inside and outside the world of Noh.

Noh is classical Japanese theatre which combines elements of dance, drama, music and poetic text into a highly aesthetic for or art and uses elaborate costumes and exquisitely carved wooden masks.

Review about Dublin event can be found here!


IJA would like to thank Jannette Cheong and everyone at the ‘Between The Stones’ project, RHA for hosting this event and everyone who attended. Thank you!

More information about the project: 


Between The Stones: Performance Demonstration Lecture | Phase 2

We are delighted to invite you to attend Performance Demonstration Lecture (Phase 2) of the new noh drama ‘Between The Stones’ on 8th February 2019.

This performance demonstration talk is designed to introduce audiences to the key elements of noh and to have a close up and interactive experience of how a new noh is developed from ‘page to stage’.

Date: Friday, 8th February 2019
Time: 7.30 p.m.
Venue: The Mill Theatre, Dundrum Town Centre, Dundrum, Dublin 16

Tickets: €14/€12
Tickets can be booked online HERE!

‘Noh’ is classical Japanese theatre which combines dance, drama, music, poetic text, exquisite costumes and masks into a highly aesthetic form of art that has been performed continuously for 650 years.

The focus of the new noh, Between the Stones, is ‘from tragic loss to peace’. It explores how the burden of grief turns into an understanding and celebration of life, death, beauty and love; and the transformative power of gardens to nurture and heal the soul… It also uniquely brings together three Japanese cultural forms – noh, karesansui gardens and furin (wind chimes).

The professional noh actor, Kinue Oshima, the composer, Richard Emmert, and the author of this new two-act English language noh drama, Jannette Cheong, will share key aspects of how this new noh will be transformed from the poetic text to the stage production using traditional noh techniques.

This is the third noh performing arts collaboration between Richard Emmert and Jannette Cheong and the second with the Oshima family following the acclaimed success of Pagoda (2009 European Tour, 2011 Asia Tour).

Come and join this unique team to have a deeper understanding of the 650 year-old theatre of noh, and learn about the second
important phase of this rare, new collaborative noh project.

More information (brochure) can be found HERE.

The event is supported by Ireland Japan Association and The Mill Theatre, Dundrum