Atsumori by Kumiko Lawrence
Atsumori by Kumiko Lawrence

-About Soju Projekt -

Kenneth E. Lawrence and Kumiko Lawrence are Soju Projekt Seattle, sharing storytelling forms from throughout East, Southeast and South Asia through collaborative performances that feature cutting-edge technology, sound creators, and visual artists.


Soju Kai (which literally means ‘group of the twin trees’) was founded in Tokyo, Japan in 1975 by Yoshio and Yukie Negishi, both professional noh performers and certified instructors of the Kanze school of noh. Since inheriting the name 'Soju', Kumiko Negishi-Lawrence and Kenneth E. Lawrence have continued their work of sharing traditional noh while continuing to evolve.


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The lecture on

'Traditional Asian Music and Theatre in Anime' 

at Sakura-Con 2017 with Jazz

Noh lecture-demonstration ( 能)at Evergreen State College. (Dec2016)

The Fall 2016 issue of Parabola Magazine features our 'Healing in Noh

Soju Projeck lecture on Eliot insutitute, Bainbridge Island, WA  (Aug 2016)

The lecture on

'Traditional Asian Music and Theatre in Anime' 

at Sakura-Con 2016

On September 11, 2015, at Shibuya’s Cerulean Tower Noh Theater in Tokyo, Soju Project led a pre-performance tour of the Noh stage followed by a special full  Noh performance by the Takeda Noh Troupe.

'An Intercession of Angels', Kenneth Lawrence's reweaving of part of Ariosto's renaissance Italian epic 'Orlando Furioso', will appear in the summer 2015 issue of Parabola Magazine with Kumiko Lawrence's sumi portrait of the Archangel Michael.

Soju Projekt's 'Mist', a collaborative piece with  Golden Heron Gamelan and computer artist Kaz inspired by noh and the works of author Gene Wolfe, will be performed at Sakuracon 2015!

● Aug 2014 Kenneth E. Lawrence's Digiletter "Heike Monogatari and the Traditional Noh Plays of Japan", a weekly Mag2 subscription-only digital column.

•From February of 2013 Soju Projekt Seattle (Kenneth E. Lawrence and Kumiko Lawrence) will write a monthly column 'Stories From the Noh" in the North American Post/Hokubei Hochi (北米報知).


Kumiko Lawrence’s sumi-paintings are featured in the summer 2013 issue of the magazine Parabola together with a tale from the Mahabharata by Kenneth E. Lawrence.

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