Kagemi [Beyond the methafors of mirror]
Kagemi [Par-delà les métaphores du miroir]
“‘Kage' in kagemi means ‘shadow'. Both a play of light, from brightness to gloom, and the reflection shown in a mirror, on the surface of water, “mi” means “see”.
Kage-mi gives us kagemi: "mirror".
Origin of light, surface that we gaze upon, which looks back at us, which reflects, in which we are reflected.
Rising up out of the horizontal plane of water, the face has become vertical. A vague and fleeting state evolving towards clear outlines. The right hand enquires, the left replies. To begin, set up a virtual plane.“
Mise en scène, chorégraphie, conception Ushio Amagatsu musique composée parTakashi Kako (composition piano, violoncelle chinois, koto) et Yoichiro Yoshikawa (composition synthétiseur)danseursUshio Amagatsu, Semimaru, Sho Takeuchi, Akihito Ichihara, Taiyo Tochiaki, Shoji Matsuo, Ichiro Hasegawarégie générale Kazuhiko Nakahara régie lumière Yukiko Yoshimotorégie sonAkira Aikawa régie décor Kiyonaga Matsushita coproductionThéâtre de la Ville/Paris, Biwako Hall Center for Performing Arts/Shiga, Japon, Sankai Juku/Tokyo avec la collaboration du CNDC L'Esquisse/ Angers, Culture Foundation/Ville de Tokyo Réalisation vidéo Charles Picq date du document vidéo 2005 production Maison de la Danse
Durée de l'œuvre 1h25
Director, Choreographer and Designer
He was born in Yokosuka,Japan in 1949 and founded Butoh company Sankai Juku in 1975. He created "Amagatsu Sho" (1977), "Kinkan Shonen" (1978), "Sholiba" (1979) before the first world tour in 1980. Since 1981, France and The Theatre de la Ville,Paris has become his places for creation and work and that year he created "Bakki" for Festival d'Avignon. The Theatre de la Ville, Paris he has created 14 productions since 1982.
Amagatsu also works independently outside Sankai Juku. In 1988 he created “Fushi” on the invitation of Jacob's Pillow Foundation, in the U.S., with music by Philip Glass. In 1989, he was appointed Artistic Director of the Spiral Hall in Tokyo where he directed “Apocalypse” (1989), and “Fifth-V” (1990). In February 1997, he directed the opera “Bluebeard's Castle” by Bartok's opera conducted by Peter Eotvos at Tokyo International Forum. In March 1998, at Opera National de Lyon, France, he directed Peter EOTVOS's opera “Three Sisters” (world premiere).
In March 2008, Amagatsu directed “Lady Sarashina,” Peter EOTVOS’s new opera at Opera National de Lyon (world premiere), and created two pieces: « Tobari - As if in an inexhaustible flux » and « Utsushi ». His last creations are « Kara・Mi - Two Flows » (2011) and « UMUSUNA - Memories before History » (premiered at Opera de Lyon, France).
Source : Sankai Juku 's website
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