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Professor Zvika Serper, Ph.D.

 

Zvika Serper is the Dean of the Faculty of the Arts at Tel Aviv University

 

He is a faculty member of both the Department of Theatre Arts, Faculty of the Arts (1985- ), and the Department of East Asian Studies, Faculty of the Humanities (1994- ) at Tel Aviv University. He has also served as Head of the Department of East Asian Studies (2006-2010).

He is a specialist in Japanese theatre and cinema, as well as a theatre director and actor. He studied in Japan for many years, during which he pursued his research at the Noh Theatre Research Institute of Hōsei University, Tokyo, while also engaging in the practical study, training and performance of noh, kyōgen and kabuki with Japan’s leading actors.

He has published widely on various aspects of Japanese theatre, on its influence on Japanese cinema, and on the similar aesthetic of both arts.

During the past two decades, he has been exploring a new horizon that traditional Japanese theatres may open up for Western theatre, by incorporating various Japanese aesthetics and techniques into acclaimed productions of classical western works, whose video recordings have been shown around the world.

He has given lecture/demonstrations and conducted master classes and workshops in acting and movement techniques at major theatres, acting schools, and universities in the US and Europe.

During 2010-2012, he served as a Research Fellow at the International Research Center "Interweaving Performance Cultures" of the Free University Berlin.

 

Teaching

קורות חיים

Education

1974-1978

B.F.A (magna cum laude) in theatre (majored in acting), Department of Theatre Arts, Faculty of the Arts, Tel Aviv University.

1978-1980

M.A. (summa cum laude ) in theatre research, Department of Theatre Arts, Faculty of the Arts, Tel Aviv University.

1980-1981

Intensive course in Japanese language, Osaka University of Foreign Studies, Osaka, Japan.

1981-1985

Graduate studies and research into Japanese classical theatre, Hōsei University, Tokyo, Japan.

1981-1985

Practical study and training in acting, singing and dancing of Japanese traditional theatres, with the Kabuki actor NAKAMURA Tomijūrō, the Kyōgen actor NOMURA Mansaku and the Nō masters ASAMI Masakuni and KANZE Hideo (Tokyo,Japan).

1981-1983

Training in "Suzuki Method" with SUZUKI Tadashi and Waseda Shogekijo troupe, Tokyo and Togamura, Japan.

1981-1985

Study and practice of T’ai Chi Ch’uan (Chinese traditional art of movement) mainly with WANG Yen-Nien (Taipei, Taiwan and Tokyo, Japan).

1985-1990

Ph.D. in Japanese theatre, Department of Theatre Arts, Faculty of the Arts, Tel Aviv University.

1993-1994

Postdoctoral research in Japanese classical theatre, Hōsei University, Tokyo, Japan.

Further practical study and training in acting, singing and dancing of Japanese traditional theatre, with the Kabuki actor NAKAMURA Tomijūrō, the Kyōgen actor NOMURA Mansaku and the Nō master ASAMI Masakuni (Tokyo, Japan).

   

Academic position

1985-1993

Instructor, Department of Theatre Arts, TAU

1994-1999

Lecturer, Department of Theatre Arts and Department of East Asian
Studies, TAU

1999-2000

Visiting Scholar, Noh Theatre Research Institute, Hōsei University,
Tokyo

1999-2003

Senior Lecturer  (tenured), Department of Theatre Arts and Department of East Asian

Studies, TAU

2003-2013

Associate Professor, Department of Theatre Arts and Department of East Asian

Studies, TAU

2006-2010

Head of the Department, Department of East Asian Studies,
TAU

2010-2012

Research Fellow, International Research Center "Interweaving Performance Cultures"

Free University Berlin

2011-

 Exchange Researcher, Theatre Museum and Graduate School of Letters,
 Arts and Siences, Waseda University, Tokyo

 2013- Full Professor, Department of Theatre Arts and Department of East Asian
Studies, TAU

2013-

Dean of the Faculty, Faculty of the Arts,
TAU
 

 

תחומי מחקר

Japanese traditional theatres: Nō , Kyōgen and Kabuki
 

Application of Japanese theatrical aesthetics and techniques to Western contemporary theatre

 

Japanese cinema
 

Influence of Japanese traditional  theatre on Japanese cinema and the similar aesthetic of both arts

 

Comparative research into Japanese and Western theatres 
 

 Chinese T’ai Chi Ch’uan as a training method
 

Japanese modern and avant-garde theatres

 

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