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    National Theatre (Large Theatre)
    May 2021 Dance Performance


    Two Microcosms
    -A Moment of Encounter-


    Performance Date: May 22 (Sat.)

    Performance Time: 3:30 p.m. - 5:20 p.m.
    *End time is an estimate and may vary.


    Themed on “Encounter,” this performance explores bodily expression – from the perspective of the harmony and confrontation of tradition and modernity – through the collaboration of National Theatre and Arts Council Tokyo. Our life has been heavily affected by Covid-19. Yet even amidst these challenges, we present these two new pieces in anticipation of the pleasure of meeting with each other again through theatrical performances.
    Tradition and modernity, sound and body, Kabuki and Bunraku, contemporary dance and Shōmyō (Japanese Buddhist Chant), and then artists and an audience – please enjoy this once-in-a-lifetime performance woven by various encounters commingling with each other.



    "Henge (Incarnation) and a Human" – The Legend of Hagoromo –(World Premiere)
     Written and Directed by Ōwada Fumio

     Nakamura Jakuemon (Heavenly Maiden)
     Yoshida Tamao (Fisherman Hakuryō)
     Sasaragiza (Music)



    "Bridge"(World Premiere)
     Choreographed and Directed by Yamada Un
     
     Co. Un Yamada
     Shōmyō no Kai: Sen'nen no Koe



    Supervisor: Ishii Tatsuro

    Organized by Japan Arts Council, Arts Council Tokyo (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture)
    Supported by and in cooperation with Tokyo Metropolitan Government




    Tickets (Tax included)
    Adult = 1st Grade 6,000 yen / 2nd Grade  4,200 yen
    Student = 1st Grade 4,000 yen / 2nd Grade 2,800 yen

    *Audio guide: No audio guide available.
    *English synopsis is available. It is included in the free Japanese program.

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    Apr. 18, 2021

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