DUNWOODY, Ga.—The traditional Japanese comic theater group, Nomura Kyogen, will give a special, free demonstration and lecture on the Georgia State University Dunwoody Campus, noon-1 p.m., Friday, Sept. 14.
The Japanese theater group is coming to the Dunwoody Campus for its first appearance in the United States before performing during the 32nd annual JapanFest at the Infinite Energy Center in Gwinnett County, Sept. 15-16, said Eric Kendrick, a Dunwoody Campus English associate professor. Kendrick helped coordinate the campus visit with the assistance of the Consulate-General of Japan in Atlanta and the Japan-America Society of Georgia. The Consulate-General of Japan, Takashi Shinozuka, will give welcoming remarks.
Japanfest is a leading cultural festival in the Southeast—20,000-plus attendance over two days at the Infinite Energy Center in Duluth, Kendrick said.
“Every year they bring in top-notch performers, and this year they’re flying in the Kyogen group from Japan,” Kendrick said. “This group holds the designation ‘Important Intangible Cultural Property’ in Japan, and has been in existence for 14 generations. It’s a great opportunity to see this group—for our students and for outreach to the community.”
The event is sponsored by the Dunwoody Campus Japan Club and will be in Building NC, Room 1100 (auditorium).
The Dunwoody Campus is at 2101 Womack Road, Dunwoody, Ga.