Born in Tokyo in 1959. Director. General Artistic Director of SPAC – Shizuoka Performing Arts Center. Studied aesthetics from ODASHIMA Yushi, WATANABE Moriaki, and HIDAKA Hachiro at Tokyo University, and founded the new theatre company KU NA’UKA in 1990. Being active in the international industry, his directing, which fuses contemporary textual interpretations with physical techniques and patterns of Asian theatre, receives high acclaims both domestically and abroad. He was appointed as the General Artistic Director of SPAC in April of 2007. Along with presentations of his own works, he invites pieces that sharply cut away at modern society from regions all over the world. Furthermore, he has started a new project aimed at the youth of Shizuoka, putting efforts into presenting theatre as “a window to the world”. He is best known for such pieces as Medea, Mahabharata, Peer Gynt etc. In 2004 he received The 3rd Asahi Performing Arts Award. In 2005 he received The 2nd Asahi Beer Art Award.
→Ｔhe General Artistic Director of SPAC
7,8,10,11,12,13,14,15,17,18,19 July at 22:00
Carrière de Boulbon
Directed by MIYAGI Satoshi
Text by KUBOTA Azumi
Music by TANAKAWA Hiroko
Landscape design by KIZ Junpei
Performed by Kazunori Abe, Naomi Akamatsu, Moemi Ishii, Yoneji Ouchi, Kouichi Ohtaka, Sachiko Kataoka, Yukio Kato, Kotoko Kiuchi, Yuumi Sakakibara, Yu Sakurauchi, Yuzu Sato, Mari Suzuki, Yuya Daidomumon, Momoyo Tateno, Ayako Terauchi, Yuki Nakamura, Maki Honda, Ryuji Makino, Yudai Makiyama, Micari, Fuyuko Moriyama, Miyuki Yamamoto, Hisashi Yokoyama, Ryo Yoshimi, Yoichi Wakamiya, Takahiko Watanabe
Produced by SPAC-Shizuoka Performing Arts Center
Coproduction Kanagawa Arts Theatre
A princess whose beauty drove the gods crazy, Damayanti chose King Nala, a mortal, as her spouse. A devil Kali, out of envy, put a curse on Nala, who then gambled heavily with his brother and lost his kingdom. Damayanti chose to accompany Nala, who drifted into the wild, but Nala left her carrying only a fragment of her gown while she was sleeping. Damayanti wandered through the forest encountering a number of dangers. She finally managed to reach her father’s realm against all odds. Nala also approached this realm after a long wrenching time. Will this couple be able to reunite and gain back the kingdom…?