Traditional Theater Training (T.T.T.)

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Traditional Theater Training (T.T.T.)is a three-week summer intensive training program that introduces the traditional arts of Noh, Kyogen, and Nihonbuyo. The program is based on the traditional practice-recital approach, and aims to allow participants to learn the skills and spirit of traditional performing arts, and also build on their own self-expression and/or supplement their research activities.

First year

Founded in 1984 by Jonah Salz and Akira Shigeyama, since 2000 organized by Kyoto Art Center.

Schedule for this year

Tue. 19 July, 2016 - Sat. 13 August, 2016
Information on the session 2016, please check here

Application Details


Open to anybody (including researchers) actively involved with artistic forms of expression such as theater and dance. Participants should be able to commit to attending all scheduled sessions, from orientation to the final recital. Participants should have a strong desire to learn about traditional performing arts. Open to all nationalities, ages, and genders.


24 participants total〈approximately 8 per class〉


General 70,000 yen, Student/Artist 50,000 yen
※ Veterans of previous T.T.T. will receive a discount.
(Tuition: General 50,000 yen, Student/Artist 40,000 yen)

Application procedures:

Complete the application form and send it to the Kyoto Art Center by post or email (hand deliveries also accepted)

Application deadline:

Thu. June 30th, 2016


Noh: Shingo Katayama, Hiromichi Tamoi, Nobuyuki Oe
Kyogen: Akira Shigeyama, Yasushi Maruishi, Doji Shigeyama
Nihonbuyo: Yayoi Wakayagi

Program Director

Matthew W. Shores

Past contents

Program for T.T.T. 2015
Noh: (shimai) "Tamura" "Tsunemasa" (utai) "Makurajido"
Kyogen: (kyogen) "Shibiri" "Onigawara" (komai) "Tsuchiguruma" "Yoshinoha"
Nihonbuyo: "Itakodejima" "Matsuzukushi" "Ame no Goro" "Yachiyojishi" "Mitsumen komori"
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