« Sashikomi | Main | Daishō-mae »

Shikake (シカケ)

A movement form in Noh and Kyōgen acting: the actor steps forward a few feet while making a “Sashi” motion pointing forward a fan or hand. The form is frequently used, either pointing to something specific or without a particular target. Shikake is often followed by the “Hirakikata, in which the actor steps back a few feet while opening his arms to the side of his body, then pulls his open arms back to his body. It is also called “Sashikomi” in some schools.

the-noh.com web site

| Terms of Use | Contact Us |
Copyright© 2022 CaliberCast, Ltd All right reserved.