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.
In “Henge(Incarnation) and a Human” –The Legend of Hagoromo–, Iemoto Akane Teshigahara will be in charge of the art and will create ikebana objects on the stage.
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
Heavenly Maiden:Nakamura Jakuemon
Fisherman Hakuryō:Yoshida Tamao
Art(Ikebana objects):Akane Teshigahara

"Bridge" (World Premiere)

Choreographed and Directed by Yamada Un
Co. Un Yamada
Shōmyō no Kai ‘Voices of a Thousand Years’

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

*Please note that there may be some changes in the performers.


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Event information

National Theatre (Large Theatre)
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.
May 22 (Sat.), 2021
3:30pm - 5:20pm
*End time is an estimate and may vary.
4-1 Hayabusa-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
National Theatre
Box Office
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