Total 10 hours! Immerse yourself in the world of Greek tragedy.
(TOP image) Photo by Yoshikazu Inoue
Go, see, and feel the world of art
File.22 KUNIO15 "Greeks"
Miyuki Inoue (Magcal Editorial Department)
Sublime and solemn. It is probably such a world that is thought of as a Greek tragedy. You may hear a voice saying that he slept a little.
But it's so cool!
KUNIO15 "Greeks" co-produced by KAAT and KUNIO has a different taste and lid.
Although 10 Greek tragedy were reconstructed into one story by the method of modern drama, it is a masterpiece with three parts and 10 hours of performance time. I thought I should be prepared for this and decided to enter the theater, but there was a scene of the everyday life and continuation of the Japanese people there. From the “entrance of the story” prepared by director Kunio Sugihara, the audience is drawn into the world of ancient Greek tales.
*Photo: Yoshikazu Inoue
The stage that incorporates the image of Matsuhame behind the Noh stage gives a feeling of cleanliness suitable for spinning the story of the gods. Bringing vinyl and plastic, which can be said to be a symbol of modern consumer civilization, into the world of ancient Greece will link to modern Japan. Mr. Sugihara, who also deals with stage art, has a dynamic development that keeps the audience from getting tired. In this case, it is a traction force that makes me think that in 10 hours...
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*Photo: Yoshikazu Inoue
The Greek tragedy is said to be the origin of today's plays and stories, and may be a challenge for directors. Mr. Sugihara, who worked for KAAT last year on "Oedipus REXXX" and felt the response to the Greek tragedy, chose "Greeks" as the next step.
"I am very aware that it is a work that goes against the times when simple and easy things are touted (laughs). That is why I want to believe in the power of stories, the power of art, and the power of theater to present to society. I thought"
"I want to convey to the audience the "interesting" and "coolness" of the classics. "Greek's" was premiered in the United Kingdom in 1980 and has been reconstructed and modified so it is a "classical" in a pure sense. It may not be. However, to face this drama, you need physical strength and muscular strength as a director. At least I was not around to perform such a masterpiece, and I was performing. The theaters that allow us to do this are extremely rare. Not only the actors and staff we work with, but the audience as well, is not an experience that can be repeated many times in a lifetime (laughs)."
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The Greek gods, who are selfish and selfish in their mood, have something in common with the gods in Japanese mythology. The Greek tragedy is a story of human beings who are tossed about by such gods, but it is human imagination that originally created the "gods."
Many Greek gods are familiar to Japanese people. It is strange that when I notice such a thing, I feel that it is something other than someone else's, even though it is a story that was born a long time ago.
After such a preview of "Greeks" in Morishita (Tokyo) and a performance in Kyoto, which can be said to be Mr. Sugihara's second hometown, the curtain finally opens at the KAAT Kanagawa Arts Theater.
“Kanagawa is my hometown, and “Greeks” is a work that I practiced at KAAT, so it feels like “I'm back at home.” It's the culmination of what I cultivated in a small theater, and for me I think that it will be a turning point of, so I hope many people will see it.''
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KAAT / KUNIO joint production
KUNIO15 " Greeks "
[Date and time] Thursday, November 21st to Saturday, November 30th
*22 (Fri), 25 (Mon) and 28 (Thurs) are closed days
Part 1 11:30〜
Part 2 15:00-
Part 3 18:30-
[Venue] KAAT Kanagawa Arts Theater Large Studio
[Edit/English translation] John Burton, Kenneth Kavander
[Translation] Hidemi Ozawa
[Direction/art] Kunio Sugihara
[Cast] Ryo Amamiya, Tamae Ando, Maki Honda (SPAC-Shizuoka Performing Arts Center), Akira Takeda (fish lantern), Mika Ishimura (Tegamiza), Akifumi Hakada (Tegamiza), Yuya Tanaka (Natsuki Nakano) + Frankens), Ryo Watanabe, Yuri Fujii, Kan Fukuhara (Swim in the air), Masakazu Morita, Sada Ikeura (male du Soleil)/Reiko Matsunaga (100°C nylon), Seiji Toyama (Literature Theater)/ Yutaka Oda and others
[Fee] (All seats reserved) All-day ticket ¥10,000, <Tickets for each section> General ¥5,000, Children under 24 years old ¥2,500, High school students and under ¥1,000, Silver (over 65 years old) ¥4,500
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