This year 14 people from 5 countries. Look out for the wharf workshop!
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File.16 Wharf Workshop 2019
Miyuki Inoue (Magcal Editorial Department)
This year, the wharf workshop also started.
The location is Wakabacho Wharf, an art center that was born in 2017.
The hometowns of the 14 performers gathered are Ho Chi Minh, Jakarta, Singapore, Nanjing, Chongqing, Beijing, Hefei, Xi'an, Lijiang, Shanghai, and Tokyo.
The training program is very diverse, including Wakaba-cho Wharf art director Shin Sato as a lecturer, workshops by butoh and Noh performers, lectures by drama critics, and even theater performances and facility tours.
Here, they spend 20 days working on the work while having a bed and breakfast together.
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But before that.
The first issue that participants face is the issue of “communication”. The workshop provides English and Chinese interpreters, but it is necessary for everyone to fully understand their time and spend their time in order to create one work. I couldn't proceed because I stayed in the room. I have to communicate by using gestures and smartphone translation software.
-content/uploads/2019/07/P1110201.jpg" alt="" width="2560" height="1920" /> On the day when I visited the rehearsal hall, Mr. Hikaru Uzawa (Kanze School Noh performer/Sensenkai) The workshop was held and the theme was "Noh movement." You will learn the basic forms one by one, such as a unique standing posture and carrying (rubbing).
Noh is sometimes referred to as the "art of walking," so learning this basic posture may mean approaching the spirit of Noh.
In the rehearsal room, English and Chinese words follow the words of the instructor. What surprises me is the many words of the interpreter. It is said that simply replacing the words does not convey what the instructor is trying to say, so adding supplements and other expressions inevitably increases the number of words. Of course, gestures and gestures are also fully utilized.
No, the interpreter itself is an art.
Questions from participants also fly in three languages.
Not only words, but also the environment and cultural background in which they were born and raised, so each person has different awareness and emotion. Still, the questions of the participating members are accurate, and I feel the eagerness to absorb them greedily.
At the end, everyone sings a verse from "Yo Kimi".
"Even if you don't understand the meaning", but it seems that the peculiar moderation stimulated the curiosity of the participants. When Mr. Uzawa took out his own rhyme, everyone looked into it with excitement and the discussion was heated. The excitement exceeded the time.
“Today, I was aiming to convey the “type” all the time, but at the end I asked many questions that went into the playability of Noh. There is only a limited amount of information that can be conveyed in time, so I'd like to talk with them thoroughly while eating rice.” (Mr. Uzawa)
This is the lunchtime scenery of the shared lounge, turning from the incandescent training ground. We talked with Mr. Takaki Terakoshi (participant actor) who was making lunch.
“I've participated in a foreign director's workshop, but it's the first time I've ever felt this kind of foreign country. I couldn't communicate so much and it was dangerous until the second day (laughs). There's no doubt that he has a career, and it's going to be interesting because I'm going to combine everyone's humanity into one piece.
In the corner of the lounge, there are also "souvenir" mountains brought from each region. There may be a hot night of drama here. Therefore I imagined the variety of languages that fly around while looking at the package of sweets.
In the afternoon, Keiko Takeya (dancer) will hold a dance workshop.
Training to move all the joints and muscles of the body is an essential subject for performers. The sense of feeling each other's existence and forming a space is also indispensable for creating works.
The workshop will continue after this. What kind of works will co-creation that transcends the boundaries of language, custom, generation, genre, tradition and modernity?
I want to confirm the answer on the stage where the curtain opens soon.
This event has ended.
Wharf Workshop 2019 [People who came]
■Date and time: Friday, August 2, 2019 19:00 / 3rd (Sat), 4th (Sun) 14:00
■ Venue: Wakaba Town Wharf
■Ticket fee: Advance ticket 3,500 yen / Same-day ticket 4,000 yen
■ Inquiries: 045-315-6025 (Wakaba Town Wharf)
*For more information"> Here!!
Wakaba, a downtown Yokohama. Isezaki-dori will be on the banks of the Ooka River, and this is a wharf for cross-border people. A 50-year-old building that retains the atmosphere of the Showa era, and a building that quietly tells the history of the town after its role has been completed. "Inns are boring only with inns", "Studios are boring only with studios", "Theatres are boring only with theaters"...
Theater with lodging
Studio with theater
Inn with a studio
Is an art facility that was born in 2017. We have not only theaters and studios, but also accommodation that anyone can use.
Address3-47-1 Wakaba-cho, Naka-ku, Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa
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