Noism 10th anniversary project Noism1 & Noism2 joint performance Dramatic dance "Carmen"
Noism 10th Anniversary Dramatic Dance "Carmen"
I stopped by on the first day of the Kanagawa performance.
Speaking of "Carmen", many people think of opera and ballet, but this time it's dance and theater. A unique world created by Noism's original story by director and choreographer Jo Kanamori, and original music composed of the famous G. Bizet's music.
I'm sure you'll be able to see a new story that you can't see in the opera or ballet "Carmen" that you can feel with your body and mind.
When I entered the theater 15 minutes before the performance started, I saw a bearded scholar-like figure on the far right of the stage.
It doesn't move easily, so maybe it's a doll? I thought, but suddenly it started to move and I was surprised! Writing something, standing up... The story has already started, and what will happen from here?
I was curious about the detailed set, such as the gramophone on the stage, but when I looked around the venue, the audience was full even though it was the first day, and the expectations were rising.
~end of performance~
After the performance ended, the audience erupted in applause!
There were about 5 curtain calls!
Perhaps they were fascinated by their overwhelming strength, and some of them even stood up and applauded.
When it comes to my impressions after finishing, Carmen played by Sawako-san had a lot of momentum...!!
Photo: Kishin Shinoyama
Anyway, it is bewitching, and I am overwhelmed by the movements and expressions of the body that constantly seduce men. I felt strong and brave as a woman.
And I was really surprised by the high level of physical ability of the actors and dancers! They entertained us with quick movements, vigorous movements, slow movements, and various dances. I was simply moved by the choreography that made the most of my body! I couldn't help but pay attention to the rich expression.
In Noism's "Carmen", only the scholars who were on the stage before the performance spoke the words, and the rest were all expressed through dance.
Maybe that's why I once again felt that it wasn't just "Carmen", but something else that I could watch with a fresh feeling.
As for the story, there are also characters who are not shown in the ballet or opera.
Therefore, those who are familiar with the ballet or opera "Carmen" may feel uncomfortable at first, but it was a wonderful performance that convinced them that this was the "Noism version of Carmen."
There are several scenes where the screen is used for production, and that is really interesting!
When the actors and dancers enter the screen from the side, the shadows begin to move as if they were inside the screen, and for a moment I think, "Huh?!" It was as if the actors and dancers had really become shadows, and I couldn't help but wonder.
A lot of things like cows and yellow balls fall from above, and there are many surprising scenes, and in a good way, it's bad for the heart...lol
Also, the music is such a novel rearrangement of a song that everyone knows, and I was just surprised, "Are you going to use this here?"
The dance and music were of course wonderful, but the stage art was also interesting!
In particular, the forms of the furniture are slender and undulating, and there are furniture that I have never seen before, and I want to follow all the shapes. I think that the beauty of wood carving was expressed in the best form.
I've said it many times, but it's really Noism's original "Carmen".
The stage is full of surprises, discoveries, and admiration. (Actually, I don't know much either...lol)
I wrote about it, but you have to watch and experience the fun and the power you feel from the stage! I think so.
This is a stage that can be recommended to both those who want to know "Carmen" from now on, and those who know it from the beginning!
When I saw the stage for the first time in a long time, the blood of the old days started to move...lol
~end of report~
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