Three stories on the border between legend and the real. Three bizarre stories in an unconventional performance. A show on the border between reality and fantasy.
“Hanjio”, “The Damask Drum”, “The Lady Aoi”.
Image, sound, movement, colour and tonality draw the viewer into a complex web of mysterious elements. Extraordinary love stories. Infinite, passionate, erotic devotion. Protagonists tormented by disappointment in love. A quirky show of lust and desire.
Yukio Mishima, one of Japan's outstanding post-war writers, three times nominated for the Nobel Prize for Literature has infused new life into Noh Theatre in plays that preserve the style and inner spirit of the form, but yet so modern, so direct and intelligible that they could, as he himself suggested, be played on a bench in Central Park.
Under the auspices of the Embassy of Japan and the programme "2005 European Union – Japan, People to People Exchange”.
DIRECTED BY: Agelita Tsougou
SET DESIGN: Rallou Panagiotou
COSTUME DESIGN: Angelos Frentzos
ORIGINAL MUSIC: Aris Siafas
LIGHTING DESIGN: Evgenios Dionysopoylos
PROJECTION: Despina Sevasti
CAST: Loukia Kalaitzi, Anna Kontoleon, Vicky Lekka, Tzeni Stavropoulou, Nektarios Pappas, Lampros Papageorgiou, Agelita Tsougou.
2005, Theatre of Neos Kosmos.
Theatre embraces poetry
MODERN NOH PLAYS
by Yukio Mishima