The end does not end  <Collaboration for Eurasian Opera >

by Jun Kawasaki, Music and Poetic Drama Laboratory  (MPDLab) (2015~)

 

 

 Singing collection of mythology in the 21th century based on modern Chinese novel that describes about life of minority, nomadic, and hunting race who lived in border between Russia China, two World Wars, Russian Revolution, establishment of People’s Republic of China, and customs such as language and shamanism that being lost. This theatre music is constructed by songs and unique chorus system, and based on many locality and life of minority groups. According to a certain kind point of view, it can connect to modern Latin American Arts such as García Marchez and could be called Magic realism of North East Asia. It was premiere for the 100th anniversary project of the birth of Tadeusz Kantor in 2015 at Theater X, Tokyo. From the viewpoint of the composer, Kawasaki combined Japanese traditional play Shinju Ten-no-amijima written by Chikamatsu Monzaemon in 17th century with trauma in two World Wars. He reconstructed two motifs as new theater music.

 

<original story by Russian language >

 

The end of does not end”  ( Конец – еще не конец)   Synopsis of the original Chinese 

 

"Правый берег реки Аргунь" Чи Цзыцзянь, 2005

("额尔古纳河右岸/Last Quarter of the Moon" 迟子建/Chi Zijian)

язык: китайский

на русском: любительский перевод, не окончен

Роман молодой, но уже собравшей коллекцию литературных наград писательницы Чи Цзыцзян, рассказывает о жизни племени эвенков на российско-китайской границе. Повествование ведется от лица 90-летней вдовы одного из великих вождей племени, чья сила и память позволяет ей говорить от имени всего народа, оживляя их общую историю.

Традиционный уклад жизни кочевников-оленеводов с их песнями и ритуалами испытывает натиск внешнего мира: японская оккупация, Культурная революция, стремительная урбанизация. И все же, людям удается сохранять свою древнюю, почти сказочную цивилизацию.

"Правый берег реки Аргунь" ― один из сильнейших образцов китайской "литературы родных краев", написанный уроженкой северо-восточной провинции Хэйлунцзян. Неторопливое аллегорическое повествование разворачивается будто под звуки старинного шаманского бубна, открывая читателю историю хранимого самой природой народа.

 


<collaboration history>


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Premier(TOKYO/ Japan)2015

 

  20 October 2015 at Theater X, Tokyo

Directed and composed by Jun Kawasaki   

 

Guitar: Aki Ozawa   Analog synthesizer, Piano: Shinichiro Kanda

Doublebass: Jun Kawasaki   Vocal: Seika Miki

Marionette operator: Sakae Ebisawa   Butoh: Aya   

Dance: Hiroyo Miura, Satomi Akutsu, Nagako Tomaru

Sung and acted by Kentaro Tsuda, Junko Kowashi, Akira Yoshimatsu, Xeiici Ai,

Yurie Inouchi, Kanako Shiratori, Satoshi Tsuboi, Takashi Mukai, Ryota Ono

Assistant director: Kentarou Nagatomo, Daisuke Mikome, Hideto Miyuki   

 

 

Organized by Theater X


Tokyo/Japan  2016

 

with Ayumi Paul (Violin and Sound performance from Germany)

 

8 May 2016 at Theater X, Tokyo

Directed and composed by Jun Kawasaki   

Violin: Ayumi Paul,  Vocal: Seika Miki,  Double bass: Jun Kawasaki

Butoh: Aya,  Dance: Hiroyo Miura

Cooperation by Theater X


Erevan/ARMENIA and Moscow/Russia  2016

 

with  Sergey Letov (Sax, Reeds) Anya Tchaykovskaya (Vocal),  Vyacheslav Gayvoronsky (Trumpet),  Alina Mikhaylova (Dance)

 

Jun Kawasaki (Director, Composer)

 

Sergey Letov (Sax, Reeds) Anya Tchaykovskaya (Vocal),  Vyacheslav Gayvoronsky (Trumpet),  Alina Mikhaylova (Dance)

Aya (Butoh dance),  Hiroyo Miura (Actress, Dancer)

Akira Yoshimatsu (Actor, voice, Japanese traditional Noh player),  Kentaro Tsuda (Actor, Asian and noise vocalisation)

Satoshi Tsuboi (Actor, Singer),  Aki Ozawa (Guitar), Jun Kawasaki (Double bass),  Seika Miki (Vocal)

Kiri Shirosawa (Stage manager),  Hideto Miyuki (Assistant director, Video)

Supported by JAPAN FOUNDATION,  ARTS COUNCIL TOKYO (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture)

 

6 October,  YSITC Student Theatre, Yerevan, Armenia

HIGH FEST International Performing Arts Festival 

7 October,  Yerevan State Puppet Theatre, Yerevan, Armenia

HIGH FEST Workshop10 October,  National Centre for Contemporary Arts (NCCA), Moscow, Russia

11 October, DOM Cultural Centre, Moscow, Russia

Long Arms Festival

 

12 October, DOM Cultural Centre, Moscow, Russia

Long Arms Festival


Irkutsk and Ulan-ude/ Russia 

Baikal project 2017

 

with Marya Korneva (Vocal)   Oxana Zhambalova (Vocal)

 

Director, Composer:  Jun Kawasaki

 

Marya Korneva (Vocal)   Oxana Zhambalova (Vocal)S eika Miki (Vocal) 

Liudmila Zamashchikova (Violin)   Ilya Lunushkin (Clarinet)

Aki Ozawa (Guitar)   Jun Kawasaki (Double bass)   Hiroyo Miura (Dance)

Co-director, Video: Hideto Miyuki

Supported by Andrei Gedeon,  Natalya Bencharova,  Gallery Viktora Bronshteyna   

International Music Festival "Voice of Nomads”,  Ethno gallery ORDA

 

Arts Council Tokyo (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture)

 

rkutsk, Russia

 

11 July, 2017

EDISON craft bar

 

12 July, 2017

Old Munich / Gallery Viktora Bronshteyna

 

Ulan-Ude, The Republic of Buryatia, Russia

 

15 July, 2017 Open-air stage of "Voice of Nomads" International Music Festival

8 July, 201 7 Ethno gallery ORDA


Istanbul/Turkey and Odessa/Ukraine 

Black Sea Project 2017

 

with Saadet Türköz (Vocal)Selen Gülün (Vocal, Piano)

Duygu Demir (Cello)Anya Tchaykovskaya (Vocal)

Vitaliy Tkachuk (Traditional flute)Butoh dance theatre "Ouroboros"(Odessa) Khakov's laboratory Arttelo (Khakov)

 

 

Director, Composer:  Jun Kawasaki

 

Saadet Türköz (Vocal)Selen Gülün (Vocal, Piano)

Duygu Demir (Cello)Anya Tchaykovskaya (Vocal)

Vitaliy Tkachuk (Traditional flute)Jun Kawasaki (Double bass),  Aya (Butoh dance),  Choi Jae Chol (Korean instruments)

 

Ivan Eremeev,  Andrey Utenkov,  Volodimir Titarenko,  Tymur Petrun, Alexandr Kovbasyuk,  Alice Young,  Natalya Chekan,  Elena Ermishkina,Julia Blocha,  Irina Avdeeva,  Ekaterina Radushinskaya (Butoh dance)

 

Supported by PÜR ISTANBUL,  Engin Yenidunya,  Şevket Akıncı

Odessa International Theatre Festival,  Ouroboros,  Datskov Dmitry

 

Arts Council Tokyo (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture)

 

Istanbul, Turkey

22 July, 2017 Bant Mag. Mekan

 

23 July, 2017 PÜR ISTANBUL

24 July, 2017 Bakırköy Municipality Theatre

 

Odessa, Ukraine

28 July, 2017 Odessa Museum of Western and Eastern Art Odessa International Theatre Festival 2017

 


Tokyo / Japan 2017

 

17 September 2017

 

Koen-Dori Classics

 

Jan Glembotzki (Violin)  Keiko Komori (Clarinet)  Aki Ozawa (Guitar)

Jun Kawasaki (Doublebass)   Choi Jae Chol (Korean instruments)

 

Vocal and voice:  Seika Miki,  Satoshi Tsuboi,  Kentaro Tsuda,  Akira Yoshimatsu,  Keiici Ai,

Dance:  Aya,  Hiroyo Miura


Kazan, Moscow,St .Petersburg/Russia  

 ‘Trans-Steppe Road—Tokyo Project’2019

 

 

with  

Sainkho Namtchylak  (Vocal)

Vera Sazhina  (Vocal, Accordion)

Синее Oзеро (Blue Lake):Anya Tchaykovskaya  (Vocal) Vladimir Volkov  (Contrabass) Yuri Parfenov  (Trumpet)

Sergey Letov  (Sax, Flute)

Alexey Kruglov  (Sax)Max Rothschild  (Guitar)

 

Alina Mikhaylova  (Dance)Aya  (Dance)Nurbak Batulla  (Dance)Anastasia Shcherbakova  (Dance) Butoh workshop participants (Anastasia Epstein, Valeria Sabirova, Alexander Malyshev, Maria Rozhkovskaya, Yuri Izumi, Ilona Borodina, Karina Khabeeva, Resident artists in Guslitsa)

Hideto Miyuki  (Video)

 

 

 

Contemporary Culture Center SMENA 

14 March 2019

 

“Синее Oзеро (Blue Lake)” Russia-Japan Cross-cultural concert

17 March 2019  Open film studio LENDOK, Saint Petersburg, Russia

 

TRANE ZEN ART Tokyo-Moscow

18 March 2019 KOZLOV CLUB, Moscow, Russia

 

Concert with Sergey Letov

19 March 2019  GROUND Khodynka, Moscow, Russia

 

20 March 2019 Butoh session with Anastasia Shcherbakova  GROUND Khodynka, Moscow, Russia

 

Culture Paradigms Rus / Jpn  Art of Freedom by Usad'ba Jazz 5.0

21 March 2019   Cultural Center Come-In, Moscow, Russia

 

23 March 2019  DOM Cultural Center, Moscow, Russia

СВЕТ=0=ТЕНЬ (LIGHT = 0 = SHADOW) Art Residence Guslitsa, Russia

Butoh dance workshop:

 

23 and 24 March 2019

Concert:  24 March 2019

 

 

Supported by The Japan Foundation,  Arts Council Tokyo (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture)