Tokyo Conserts
Kaiji Moriyama × Korakusha
Dancing with Gagaku

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dance=Kaiji Moriyama / Nao Usui, Rui Kajita, Fumika Hikuma, Nohka Minamiho

premiere information The Japan Foundation Japonism 2018: Souls (planned KAJIMOTO)

Dance with Gagaku × Moriyama Kaiji
2018 was a year of change for Gagaku. The reason is that there is plural ?s Gagaku ?t in Japan by two important gagaku groups's coming to Paris, France which is the center of the art in the world at almost the same time, and it became known to the world. As is well known, Gagaku, which was designated as an Important Intangible Cultural Property in 1955, is limited to performances by the Imperial Household Agency's Shikibu-shiki-Shikiggaku Club, and based on this, only the Rakubu was registered in unesco's list of intangible cultural heritage in 2009. Against this background, there is a growing tendency for the music club to be advertised as "orthodox" in the world. However, in september 2018, the Gagaku> (music club) of the Imperial Family (Kaiji Moriyama × Korakusha) was performed in October. And, it was the latter that "Bravo" was called consecutively at the end. The audience, fascinated by Kaiji Moriyama, who plays in the universe and The Korakusha, which depicts the universe of gagaku, instantly understood the present and future of Gagaku.
Seiko Suzuki (Assistant Professor, Osaka University Graduate School, Then Paris Diderot University)

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Korakusha ? Kaiji Moriyama ? Nao Usui ? Kajita Rumi ? Fumika Shikuma ? Nanho Noka


sponsorship? Korakusha ? Production cooperation? Tokyo Conserts ? Agency for Cultural Affairs "ARTS for the future!" Subsidized projects


2021/11/30 (Tue)

Tuesday, November 30, 6:30 p.m.

*Doors open 45 minutes before the show
*Duration: about 2 hours

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Organizations Overview

Gagaku Performance Group was established in 1985. Yuyasu Shiba founded the company and served as music director for a long time. Current music director Mayumi Miyata. Since its inception, he has been actively engaged in not only current Gagaku classics, but also restoration of discontinued songs, restoration performances of Shosoin instruments, and performances of contemporary works, and has commissioned new works to various composers such as Joji Yuasa, Satoshi Ichiyanagi, Shinichiro Ikebe, Norio Sarutani, and Harunao Isa. In 2002, he received the Special Award at the Nakajima Kenzo Music Award for his performance of Toru Takemitsu's "Akiiwa Uta No Uta". He received the 16th (2016) Keizo Saji Award and the 50th ENEOS Music Award in the Japanese Music Category. Recently, he has been making new attempts such as "Shiba Yuyasu's World #12316; Live Streaming" and vr> of
Moriyama Kaiji started dancing at the age of 21. In 2005, he was described as a "marvelous dancer" in the New York Times for his dance work KATANA. In 2013, he received the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology NewComer Award and three other awards in the Arts Award for Dance for the Mandala Universe. In 2019, he made his first opera production with "Don Giovanni", and in 2020 he directed the New National Theatre Ballet "Ryugu". In addition to directing and chief choreographing for the opening ceremony of the 2021 TOKYO 2020 Paralympics, she has been active both as a dancer and director, appearing as a solo dancer at the Only
the Sound Remains opera composed by Caiya Saariaho.

Nao Usui
伶rakusha× This is the fourth film to participate in the Moriyama Kaiji works at the Moriyama Kaiji Performance, following "Don Giovanni" and "The Little Prince KAT DANCE SERIES 2020". He has performed in dance works, plays, musicals, etc. mainly on the stage. His main works are "Inubito & #12316;Doggy & #12316", " SHOW TIME", "Jack the Ripper" Gorgeous Earth "Tears Falling on the Land of The Stars", "I Am Shingo", "Argentango DANCELEGEND VOL2" Tokyo 2020 Olympic Opening Ceremony, etc. In addition, as a member of the choreography group HIDALI, he creates works in various sites.

Kajita Rumi. He entered the Dance Course of the Department of Performing Arts at Osaka University of Arts and studied ballet under Mitsuru Horiuchi, Norihiko Mochizuki, and modern ballet under Yoshiko Kato. After graduating, he belonged to the Niigata Civic Arts and Culture Hall Dedicated Dance Company Noism. Since 2016, he has been based in Tokyo, working as a dancer, as well as as as a lecturer and choreographer. Currently freelance.

Ayaka Hikikuma
started rhythmic gymnastics from an early age and was selected for the Japan national team in 2009. He has achieved results in domestic and international competitions. In 2015, he took the stage as a full-fledged dancer in the wake of "Circus" directed by Kaiji Moriyama. After that, he has appeared in the works of directors and choreographers active in Japan and abroad, such as Akira Shirai, Yasuyuki Endo, Ryohei Kondo, Kazumi Kushida, Philippe Ducuffre, Inbal Pinto and Abshalom Pollack. In the movie "The Story of the 12th Day of a Monster Who Died in 8 Days" (director: Shunji Iwai), he appeared as a monster dancer and was also in charge of choreography.

Honoka Minami
Born in Tokyo. Studied modern ballet under Torie Hirata from an early age. He has won the first prize at the National Dance Competition and many others. In 2013, he studied in Amsterdam for a year as an overseas trainee for emerging artists of the Agency for Cultural Affairs. After graduating from the University of Tsukuba Physical Education School in 2018, he started working as a freelance dancer. So far, he has appeared in many appearances, including Moriyama Kaiji's "Don Giovanni", Motoko Hirayama "Sarcophagas", 2021 Yokohama Dance Collection award winning work Ayami Ida 'Species-Species-', Tokyo 2020 Paralympics opening ceremony and many others. Special lecturer at Tokyo Metropolitan High School of Arts and Arts.


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