Kanjincho – Kyoto x Yokohama Project 2010

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Title Kanjincho
Genre Theatre
Duration 65minutes, no intermission
Supervision and Revision Yuichi Kinoshita
Direction and Stage Design Kunio Sugihara
Premier ST spot, May 13 to 17 2010, 6performances
ateier GEKKEN, May 27 to 30 2010, 5performances
Cast Kazunori Kameshima at LoLo | Hiroshi Shigeoka at Seinenndan | Kumiko Shimizu, Kan Fukuhara at Kokudo58gosensen | John de Perczel at UTSUBO
Staff Lighting : Yasuyuki Ito | Sound : Mai Takahashi | Costume: Hiroyuki Iida | Stage manager : Gojiro Ohara at MOKK |Advertising art:Yujiro Sagami for Yokohama ver., Shiro Amano at FAIFAI for Kyoto ver.| Production coodinator : Mai Hongo
Special thanks to Steep Slope Studio
Subsidized by ASAHI GROUP ARTS FOUNDATION, Japan Arts Fund
Cosponsored by NPO ST SPOT〈Yokohama〉
ateier GEKKEN〈Kyoto〉
Planning, Production, Presented by Kinoshita-Kabuki

Outline

Kanjincho, one of the most popular programs in Kabuki, is a representative of Japanese literature. At the present time, Kanjincho is known as a story of loyalty based on feudalism. For that reason, GHQ have banned the public performances of the program after the World War Ⅱ. However, originally it is a story about Yoshitsune and his suite, they protested Minamoto no Yoritomo who was in power at the period. Therefore, it is a story of Anti-loyalty or a story around the border line of loyalty / anti-loyalty rather than loyalty. In addition to present issue, various topics regarding to gates – borders are included in this program. Kinoshita-Kabuki interprets Kanjincho as “Various stories over the gates – borders” for new aspect.

Pictures

©Naoko Azuma