Press Kit

Welcome to the Eth-Noh-Tec press kit, including videos, photos, bios, one-sheet and press clippings.

Videos

“Bird Of Happiness” is featured on our “Eyes of the Wise” DVD,
available at our Eth-Noh-Tec Store.

“The Bald Man” live at Tapestry of Tales

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One-sheet and Press Clippings (PDF)

Download the Eth-Noh-Tec One-sheet »
Download the Eth-Noh-Tec Press Clippings »

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Photos (click on image for full size)

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Bio (300 words)

Eth-Noh-Tec is a kinetic story theater company based in San Francisco, weaving [tec] together distinctive cultural elements of the East and West [eth] to create new possibilities [noh]. Founded in 1982 by Artistic Co-Directors Nancy Wang and Robert Kikuchi-Yngojo, Eth-Noh-Tec draws on nearly three decades of training and performance experience in traditional and contemporary arts, including storytelling, theater, dance, and music.

Eth-Noh-Tec produces and performs contemporary presentations of traditional folktales from the many countries and cultures of Asia. Presenting six workshops and six storytelling programs 200-300 times nationwide yearly, Eth-Noh-Tec reaches over 250,000 cross-generational and cross-cultural audience members yearly. In addition, Eth-Noh-Tec creates original plays and events, including “Takashi’s Dream,” the true life story of a Hiroshima survivor; “Salon! You’re On!,” a monthly gathering of community and arts performances; “Orcas StoryFest,” a bi-annual week-long storytelling festival, “Slam Bam Story Jam,” a three-day festival of storytelling, music, poetry, performance art, and stand-up comedy; and “Nu Wa Rising,” story and cultural exchange tours between American storytellers and their Asian counterparts in China and India.

Eth-Noh-Tec is featured at festivals, museums, universities, and conferences around the globe, including the Smithsonian; Kennedy Center; National Storytelling Festival; Timpanogos Storytelling Festival, and Fabelhaft Festival.

Eth-Noh-Tec’s honors include performing at President Obama’s Inaugural Celebration 2009 and President Clinton’s Inaugural Celebration 1997. Robert Kikuchi-Yngoyo was presented with the national Young Audiences Artist of the Year Award in 1999.

Eth-Noh-Tec has received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, California Arts Council, San Francisco Grants for the Arts, San Francisco Arts Commission, Zellerbach Family Fund, Walter & Elise Haas Fund, and William and Flora Hewlett Foundation among others. Eth-Noh-Tec’s awards include the 2008 Circle of Excellence Award from the National Storytelling Network, the San Francisco Green Business Award (2007), and Parents’ Choice awards for their DVDs and CDs.

Brief Bio (150 words)

Founded in 1982 by Nancy Wang and Robert Kikuchi-Yngojo, Eth-Noh-Tec produces and performs contemporary presentations of traditional folktales from the many countries and cultures of Asia through storytelling, theater, dance, and music. Presenting six workshops and six storytelling programs 200-300 times nationwide yearly, Eth-Noh-Tec reaches over 250,000 cross-generational and cross-cultural audience members yearly. Eth-Noh-Tec also creates original plays and events, including “Takashi’s Dream,” “Salon! You’re On!,” “Orcas StoryFest,” “Slam Bam Story Jam,” and “Nu Wa Rising.”

Eth-Noh-Tec has performed at venues including at the Smithsonian; Kennedy Center; National Storytelling Festival; and at President Obama’s Inaugural Celebration. Eth-Noh-Tec has received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, California Arts Council, San Francisco Grants for the Arts, San Francisco Arts Commission, Zellerbach Family Fund, Walter & Elise Haas Fund, and William and Flora Hewlett Foundation among others. Eth-Noh-Tec’s awards include the 2008 Circle of Excellence Award from the National Storytelling Network.

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