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    Gleeful Demons, Priests, and Gods

    The Japanese exclamation sorya doesn't have a satisfying literal translation; it's like an expression of glee, and a very fine title for the 35th anniversary celebration of San Francisco's own Theatre of Yugen. Members of this company rigorously train…
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    Aisle Seat

    New Noh In 1968, Japan's first heart transplant was performed. The surgeon was charged with murder, because the heart of the brain-dead fisher was still beating when it was removed from his body. Without heart-death, the spirit of the fisher…
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    Here We Come a Carol-ing

    There's something especially provocative about the way Theatre of Yugen's Noh Christmas Carol merges Dickens' classic English novel with the conventions of ancient Japanese theater. Two powerful traditions -- one a familiar story that has become ritualized, the other a…
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  • clipping at Brava Theater Sept. 11
    Sub Pop recording artists 'clipping.' brought their brand of noise-driven experimental hip hop to the closing night of 2016's San Francisco Electronic Music Fest this past Sunday. The packed Brava Theater hosted an initially seated crowd that ended the night jumping and dancing against the front of the stage. The trio performed a set focused on their recently released Sci-Fi Horror concept album, 'Splendor & Misery', then delved into their dancier and more aggressive back catalogue, and recent single 'Wriggle'. Opening performances included local experimental electronic duo 'Tujurikkuja' and computer music artist 'Madalyn Merkey.'"

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