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Theater / Dance
2019.08.14

A hot summer for theater, the climax! Play school for youth 2019

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“Theatrical school for youth” is a major summer event for the theater world in Kanagawa Prefecture. For the final performance in late August, the practice has entered the climax.
This year's theater company is Marshmallow Wave, known for its style based on improvisational theater. Twelve youth who broke through the audition are trying to make a play that includes the back and front of the stage.

About 3 months since the opening of the school in May. Cram students who have been trained by inviting various guest lecturers, including Kenzo Kimura, the host, to learn theater expression from a wide range of angles. We challenge the theatrical theory, workshops, physical theater using the body, stage lighting, and the improvisational drama practice unique to Marshmallow Wave, experiencing the difficulty and fun of expressing.

The stress-free work that was supported by the workshop was a music unit by Hideaki Kobayashi (Harp) & Eriko Yajima (flute). Please play live music on the production stage.
The performance of this performance, which can be called the culmination of this summer, is “Gintetsu”. This is the work of Kenji Miyazawa's “Ginga Railroad Night” as a play for the play school.
Launch a 3D world from the script text. Kimura's voice resonates in the rehearsal hall.
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What kind of stage will the school students show this year? We visited Kanagawa Youth Center Studio HIKARI, which is both a performance venue and a rehearsal hall, and asked the enthusiasm of the students.



Reina Nakagawauchi is a university student who wants to study Japanese literature and become a teacher of Japanese language. In the future, I thought it would be fun to incorporate theater in the class, so I entered the play school to acquire the “technology” for that purpose.

“It's fun to work on one thing together. Especially, the physical theater that expresses with the body without using words was a very interesting experience. For me without experience of dancing, I can express with one body. It ’s a great discovery. ”


Kanokyo who plays a Giovanni in "Gintetsu" is followed by the second time participation in the last year.

“I enjoyed it last year, but I wanted to experience a different troupe way, so I participated for the second consecutive year. Kimura's method is very novel for me. I was glad that I was able to experience both.
“Gintetsu” has been read once by “Galaxy Railway Night”Since it is the original, I think that even those who are not familiar with the theater can enjoy it. There are 9 performances, so please come and see! "


Hyakune is studying spatial design at an art university. In learning about stage art, I wanted to acquire the ability to express myself and participated.

“It was the first time to create a stage under the director, so it was very stimulating. Everyone worked hard to think slowly about the meaning of the work and bring each“ Gintetsu ”back home. I think.
This time I was in charge of advertising art and made flyers and posters. I intend to draw “Gintetsu” that I think with various motifs from the story. "


《Production Notes》

Kenzo Kimura (draft / direction)

At first there was no idea what kind of people gathered, but when opening the lid, there were talented people including those who have not experienced theater, `` This will be interesting ''I was convinced.

At the opening ceremony, there was a story saying “Throw away everything you have done so far and absorb what you make together greedyly”. That is because I want people to experience various things in a clean state. In fact, I think it was time to absorb anything, so I experienced everything like a shower (laughs).

The original “Gintetsu” “Galaxy Railway Night” is Kenji Miyazawa's late work, and it contains all the essence of Miyazawa's work. It's worth doing now because it was ahead of the times, or because it included the theme of eternal immortality. If you are going to visit the performance, please come back to Miyazawa's work. I think that “Gintetsu” will be more interesting if you watch it after purchasing a lot of preliminary knowledge.

This year's performance will have 9 stages, so it will be a great experience for Juku students. I think that it will be epoch-making in terms of future expression activities, so I think it will be difficult physically, but I want you to do your best.

《I will send you the passionate thoughts of the play school students! >>

Theatrical school 2019 performance for young people
"Gintetsu"
[Date]August 23 (Friday)-28 (Wednesday)
8/23 (Friday) 19: 00 ~
8/24 (Sat) 14: 00 ~ / 19: 00 ~
8/25 (Sunday) 14: 00 ~ / 19: 00 ~
8/26 (Monday) 19: 00 ~
8/27 (Tue) 14: 00〜 / 19: 00〜
8/28 (Wednesday) 14: 00-
* Opening 30 minutes before the start time. Reception starts 1 hour before.
[Venue] Kanagawa Prefectural Youth Center 2F Studio HIKARI
[Original] From Kenji Miyazawa “Galaxy Railway Night”
[Legacy / Direction] Kenzo Kimura
[Appearance] Hikari Ichikawa, Ito Ito, Kaoru Ozeki, Shiori Kato, Kotone Kaneko, Tomoko Kojima, Kanahashi, Reina Nakagawa, Hitomi Fujii, Rika Mizobe, Momobe Momo, Hyakune, Nozomi Horie, Hideaki Kobayashi Eriko, Yutaka Kobashi
[Price] (All seats are free / advance and on the day) General ¥ 2,700, Students ¥ 22 and under ¥ 1,500, High school students ¥ 1,000
* Indicates identification confirmation for each discount application.
[Ticket reservation and inquiry]
Kanagawa Theater Federation Ticket Center TEL: 080-5659-2757 (10: 00-21: 00, closed on Mondays), email: info@kenenren.org
Kanagawa Youth Center Hall Administration Section TEL: 045-263-4475, Email: seishonen.c.kikaku@pref.kanagawa.jp
Marshmallow Wave TEL: 070-5079-1432 (Inquiries on the day), Email: mwaves.info @ gmail.com
[Organizer] Kanagawa Prefecture, Kanagawa Theater Federation

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