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Meguri (exubérance marine, tranquilité terrestre)

Maison de la Danse de Lyon 2017

Choreographer(s) : Amagatsu, Ushio (Japan)

Present in collection(s): Maison de la Danse de Lyon

Video producer : Maison de la danse

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Meguri (exubérance marine, tranquilité terrestre)

Maison de la Danse de Lyon 2017

Choreographer(s) : Amagatsu, Ushio (Japan)

Present in collection(s): Maison de la Danse de Lyon

Video producer : Maison de la danse

en fr

Meguri (exubérance marine, tranquilité terrestre)

"Meguri", as it’s said in the subtitles, refers to each of his seven paintings to the essentials for the man of nature and the inner search found. Ushio Amagatsu precise that "If nature is present, it means that it’s important in our everyday life. I use for my pieces its symbols : clay, water, wind and fire." If the titles of each painting evoke the presence of nature, the background of the scene reveals a stone decoration inspired by fossils in animal forms. The scene is covered with ocher-colored sand, while the water is represented by a blue stretch, and the fire by the warm colors of the lights. Ushio Amagatsu reveals his intention by explaining the meaning of "Meguri" : "The word meguri comes from meguru, and refers to a rotation, to a cycle like water for example and, beyond, to everything in a circular motion. Meguri therefore signifies by extension what circulates in a certain order ; for example, the passage of time, changes of season and the evolution of things".


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Amagatsu, Ushio

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


More information : sankaijuku.com

Meguri (exubérance marine, tranquilité terrestre)

Choreography : Ushio Amagatsu


Interpretation : Ushio Amagatsu, Semimaru, Toru Iwashita, Sho Takeuchi, Akihito Ichihara, Dai Matsuoka, Norihito Ishii, Shunsuke Momoki

Additionnal music : Takashi Kako, YAS-KAZ, Yoichiro Yoshikawa


Production / Coproduction of the choreographic work : Coproduction Théâtre de la Ville - Paris, Kitakyushu Performing Arts Center - Fukuoka, Esplanade / Theatres on the Bay - Singapour, Sankai Juku - Tokyo

Duration : 80'

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