Fuerza Bruta re-interprets a night out at the theater

Aug 10, 2017

Fuerza Bruta re-interprets a night out at the theater

Since Argentinian physical theater troupe Fuerza Bruta burst onto the scene in Buenos Aires in 2005, some 5 million people in more than 30 countries have experienced its high-energy, postmodern productions, which are often tailored to wherever they're staged. This time, the stage is Tokyo's ...

Satoshi Miyagi makes history on a stage in France

| Jul 20, 2017

Satoshi Miyagi makes history on a stage in France

The government's Cool Japan initiative may be focused on spreading anime around the world, but Japanese culture scored a significant victory in France earlier this month in the world of theater. Director Satoshi Miyagi, 58, became the first Asian dramatist to present the opening play ...

Finding the drama without words

May 30, 2017

Finding the drama without words

"Not everything can be explained in words. Everyone draws a different nuance from the word 'love,' for example," says 50-year-old Shuji Onodera. "Yet through dance I've discovered a special beauty beyond words." Onodera, a leading mime artist and director, is talking about the language of ...

All Shizuoka's a stage for SPAC's theater festival

Apr 27, 2017

All Shizuoka's a stage for SPAC's theater festival

At a recent news conference, Satoshi Miyagi, the artistic director of Shizuoka Performing Arts Center (SPAC), gave notice of an imminent invasion — by girigirijin. He explained that these "trailblazers" were set to descend on the annual World Theatre Festival Shizuoka, armed with ideas and ...

Samurai drama to put unique spin on evolution of theater

Mar 23, 2017

Samurai drama to put unique spin on evolution of theater

Japanese audiences will soon join those in Holland as the only people in the world with access to a theater whose seating area rotates to face a ring of multiple stages. So when Kazuki Nakashima's acclaimed samurai drama "Dokurojo no Shichinin" ("Seven Souls in the ...