【GENBAKU Onomatopoeia】 by mi-kuni／【Me kara deta Sa Vie】by Ayaka&Fumie
mi-kuni : Hiroki Mano(acting), Niina Maeda(dance),Jujiro Maegawa(music & direction)
“Me kara deta Sa Vie”
Ayaka Azechi(dance) Fumie Hihara(koto)
“Genbaku Onomatopeia” by MI-KUNI and Fumie Hihara re-interprets Japanese traditional theme taken from old literature and folks, while telling a story of composer, who has been in agony with the memory of atomic bombing in Hiroshima from which he was suffered and sublimated it into his composition.
“Me kara deta Sa Vie” by Fumie Hihara(koto) and Ayaka Azechi(dance) is aiming at mutual interaction between two spheres, contemporary music and dance, in which each of two artists has been working.
Each of these two programs aims at presenting their contemporary re-interpretation and succession of Japanese traditional themes and materials from folks and authentic threads.
--- About“Genbaku Onomatopeia”---
Atomic bombings in Nagasaki and Hiroshima are largest tragedy in history. People who witnessed the threat of bombing for the first time voiced “Pika-Don”, which is an onomatopoetic word in Japanese expressing ‘flashing and blasting’ of atomic bombing. The onomatopoeia coming from the flashing and blasting and stories brought by it are resonating with our souls beyond all ideologies and ideas. We, Mikuni found “primitive vitality and energy (of intangible presence)” in the onomatopoeia in the same way as Japanese ancient performing arts which we have tackled and worked on. In the immeasurable scale of tragedy, pure and innocent spirits are shining and dancing in the extreme depth of death. They are telling the dignities of our individual lives and the importance of living a full life. With this production, “GENBAKU Onomatopoeia”, which we believe can be a classic in the future, we re-cognize Japan as “the only country that has experienced nuclear bombings” and will keep sending out “brightness of souls” to the contemporary and future people.
This production is about “a story of ephemeral love” in the midst of tragedy in Hiroshima.
An old musical composer, who is still suffering with an illusion of his first love, a young girl even in 60 years after the tragedy, finishes his last creation at the last moment of his life through interacting with many ghosts and spirits and ends his life. The bases of this production are a fragile love story between a high school girl who is to be killed by the bombing in Hiroshima and a young soldier (the composure in the future) who has been recruited for scrapping of constructions under the order from the military. In other words, this work depicts the worlds of “reincarnation and sins” and “life and sex”.