Kenneth Lawrence

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Gender Male
Location Seattle, WA
Introduction Ken Lawrence received a Bachelors of Music in Composition in 1986. In Tokyo he studied the music, chant and movement of Japanese Noh Theater. From 1989 to 1996 he worked at the National Noh Theatre in Tokyo for the International Theatre Institute (UNESCO). He was editor of two scholarly journals on Japanese theatre and wrote a column on traditional music and theater for the Japan Times newspaper. He has hosted several radio shows. In the summer of 1998 he received an Arts and Sciences Advisory Council Award to do fieldwork in Bali. He was Head Archivist at the University of Hawaii Theatre Archives from 2000 to 2003. He received an M.A. in Asian Theatre in 2003. He has presented workshops in Noh chant and movement at universities in Washington, New York and Hawaii and has provided music for various art installations and performances. He is currently working on sharing traditional arts through other media, including writing and visual arts. Recent activities include lecture/performances with artists from Japan as well as publication in Parabola Magazine and North American Post with sumi artist Kumiko Lawrence. He is now a certified practitioner of Himalayan singing bowl healing.