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The mood is an actress ?! Maestro?! Experience the entire back and the stage of the stage
2018.06.20

Go, see, feel the art world
File.1 Yokosuka Arts Theater Backstage Tour

The Yokosuka Arts Theater is a fulfilling hall with a large theater in the domestic, with a few authentic opera house specifications. On the stage, top stars from various fields ranging from classic music to musicals, classical performing arts, including the Maestro and Ozawa Seiji that Japan is proud of worldwide.
I heard that "Backstage Tour" that can observe such admired theaters to every corner, GO without hesitation!
The gathering is an entrance near the entrance of the parking lot. When I pushed open the heavy door and entered, there was a huge space where the large trailer could be stored entirely. It is said that there was such a place where you do not notice day by day ….

Immediately beside the floor under the stage of the big theater, the so-called "Naraku" is approaching. The main stage urgency to bring stage equipment and equipment to the stage is to build up to 25 tons.
Since there are many dangerous places when approaching behind the scenes, everyone firmly listens to the notes during the tour.
And finally, ride the large elevator which can hold up to 4 tons to the upper floor!
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From nowhere, you can hear the orchestra's tuning sound and the audience buzzing sound …

When the curtain opens with magnificent music, the audience seats 1806 seats up to the upper floor balcony!
A moment of deep emotion worthy of "opening the door" of the back stage tour!
After taking a commemorative photo with all the participants, they were divided into two groups, each to experience the stage mechanism.
The team remaining on the stage first experienced the operation of art baton.
Far far above the stage, there are 50 "artistic batons" hanging devices and curtains. Experience the operation of raising and lowering this baton on the console. Somehow pounding.

A dazzling spotlight on the stage where it got dusky …!
According to the explanation, members of the team which went up to the upper floor earlier are operating the spotlight.
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You do not mind lighting anything. It is a never-seen opportunity to take a spotlight on the stage of the opera house specification. I am overcome with glare and embarrassment, and enjoy the feeling of Prima donna.
I am a star!
After further riding up the elevator to the 7th floor, I got into a space called "gallery" above the stage. Backstage behind the scenes with lighting equipment and stage equipment suspended. When I look down at the stage, my eyes are dazzling, and it is still nervous.

Next, go through the maze behind the scenes to the pin spot room.
Next time we will follow the members of the other team with a spotlight. Let's tell you how to operate one by one.

Next, everyone sat on the audience seats and visited the demonstration of the stage organization.
What appears on the stage are colorful light dancing and art tools such as baton, curtain, piano. Even though they just fluctuate according to music and dance and dance, what Dramatic!

Although it is creating such a variety of scenes, it is said that only a part of it utilizes it from the whole theater organization of the big theater. How much possibility do you possess? It is amazing! Yokosuka Arts Theater!

In a nice demonstration suitable for calling "showtime", I felt the skill of the staff who supported the stage and the deep affection for the stage.
And, "I want to come to the concert this summer", "I would like to see the stage of traditional performing arts", the idea expanded in my mind.

And, I personally had a very interested visit to a dressing room.
There are also large houses that can be used by more than 10 people, medium size private rooms used by protagonists acting with managers, and small rooms that the Maestro prefer to enhance their concentration. As expected, there is only a theater of the opera house specification, and the dressing room is also diverse.
Is Seiji Ozawa also sitting on this sofa … and the delusion opens without permission?
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And finally to the orchestra pit in front of the stage. When performing opera and ballet, the orchestra is the space to spin out dreamlike music.
Maestro of the world stood on this command board, it caught the crowd of the audience … … again, a delusion.

When I close my eyes, I felt that the tuning of the orchestra and the rumbling of the audience seemed faintly heard at the beginning of the tour.

The back stage tour of the Yokosuka Arts Theater is held irregularly. Since the schedule will be announced on the website etc., please check it.

Next time will be held on November 13 (Tuesday)!

Also, during the summer vacation, tours for children are also planned, so we recommend here as well.
"Theater's backside exploration tour for children"
August 21 (Tue) · 22 (Wed)

For details and participation application check the homepage!
https://www.yokosuka-arts.or.jp/

Yokosuka Arts Theater

The Yokosuka Arts Theater is the site of the birthplace of Japan's jazz after the war as a place to connect culture and people who enrich the lives of the citizens of Yokosuka, in February 1994 (1994) at the site of the EM Club (US Navy Weapons Club) It opened. EM Club is the birthplace of jazz in Japan after the war, and worldwide entertainers such as Louis Armstrong came frequently from the end of the war from time to time. Also, musicians such as George Kawaguchi, Nobuo Hara and other representatives of Japan played hot performances later, and they sent out authentic American scent music throughout the country.

It consists of two theaters with two different faces: the big theater (Yokosuka Arts Theater) and the small theater (Yokosuka · Bayside · Pocket). Since opening, it has performed numerous performances including domestic and foreign major opera, ballet and classical music, It is the base of Yokosuka's existence as a base for artistic culture and crowds.

  • Shop / Place name
    Yokosuka Arts Theater
  • Address
    3-27 Honcho Yokosuka city
  • TEL
    046-828-1600
  • Business Hour
    【Closed】 Second Wednesday, and New Year's Holiday
  • Parking Area
    Yes (Payable underground parking lot <Bay square parking>) * Because the underground parking lot is a general parking lot, depending on the days of the week and time zones, it is very crowded. Particularly cars exceeding 1.7 m in height may not be parked, so please be careful.

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