The ambiguous world of today's ventriloquists

Stage Apr 27, 2017

The ambiguous world of today's ventriloquists

by Andrew Eglinton and Mika Eglinton

Franco-Austrian choreographer and director Gisele Vienne is fascinated by puppets and brings a group of nine ventriloquists and their marionettes to the stage in her latest piece, "The Ventriloquists Convention." The play is part of the World Theatre Festival Shizuoka run by Shizuoka Performing ...

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

Stage Apr 27, 2017

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

by Nobuko Tanaka

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 ...