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Cinema Kabuki 2019 Toronto
November 9 & 10
At TIFF Bell Lightbox

in High Definition on the Big Screen

Direct from Japan

Subtitled in English

including Canadian premiere of Akoya

 

 

Kabuki Theatre, with origins dating back to the 1600s, has remained steeped in tradition while constantly innovating itself. Live productions, featuring some of today’s greatest Kabuki stars, are now being filmed with high resolution cameras for screening in cinemas on state-of-the-art digital projection systems and six-channel sound.

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Cinema Kabuki

TIFF Bell Lightbox

350 King Street West, Toronto

 

Saturday, November 9, 2019

11:30 am Kumagai’s Camp

2:00 pm Dōjōji – A Lover’s Duet

 

Sunday, November 10, 2019

11:00 am Akoya NEW

1:30 pm Three Thieves Named Kichisa

 

Advanced tickets on sale on October 9, 2019

Online at https://am.ticketmaster.com/tiff3/#/

and in person at the Lightbox box office

Per screening, each program $24.80, including tax and handling charge

 

For more information: www.jftor.org

416.966.1600 ex.229


Kumagai’s Camp

(a samurai tragedy)

Kumagai Jin’ya

Premiered in 1751 as a puppet theatre play

Written by Namika Sōsuke

Recorded live at Kabuki-za Theatre, Tokyo, 2010

104 min.

Subtitled in English

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cLsXQXWbDjU

Synopsis and background: http://www.kabuki21.com/kumagai.php

 

A samurai hero struggles on the battlefield. But on his day of triumph, Kumagai, one of the commanding officers, suffers in agony trying to fulfill his duty and devotion to his lord Yoshitsune. This play was originally written for the puppet theatre and, through its formal structure, achieves the passion and solemnity of classic drama. A powerful warrior is transformed from a statuesque figure to a pure victim of the inhumanity of war. This character development is depicted stylistically through the sung narration of Gidayū music. Three Living National Treasures—Kichiemon, Tomijuro, and Tojuro—create a splendid tableau of historical grandeur.


Dōjōji – A Lover’s Duet

(a dance performance)

Kyokanoko Musume Ninin Dōjōji

二人道成寺 京鹿子娘二人道成寺 きょうかのこ むすめににん どうじょうじ

Premiered in 1753

Directed for Cinema Kabuki by Naoya Hasumi

Recorded live at Kabuki-za Theatre, Tokyo, 2006

71 minutes

Subtitled in English

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=GPDeY3nNmSM

Synopsis and background: http://www.kabuki21.com/ninin_dojoji.php

 

Tamasaburo, one of Japan’s most renowned dancers, and rising star Kikunosuke create elegant mirror images to underscore the beauty and eroticism of one soul divided by the sacred and the profane in Dōjōji – A Lover’s Duet.  Abandoning the sacred path has transformed a beautiful young woman into a serpent. Dancing at a dedication ceremony for a temple bell, the woman/serpent rediscovers her higher self.


Akoya

(a historical epic with Gidayū music accompaniment)

Dannoura Kabuto Gunki

壇浦兜軍記 だんのうら かぶと ぐんき

Premiered in 1732 as a puppet theatre play

Written by Bunkōdō and Hasegawa Senshi

Recorded live at Kabuki-za Theatre, Tokyo, 2015

93 minutes

Subtitled in English

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=GPDeY3nNmSM

Synopsis and background: http://www.kabuki21.com/akoya.php

 

Defeated Samurai commander Kagekiyo vanishes and is searched for by the victorious Genji clan. Courtesan Akoya, Kagekiyo’s lover, is arrested and interrogated to learn the hideout of Kagekiyo. The interrogator confronts Akoya with an emotionally, sophisticatedly elevated way of torture to pull out the truth from this dedicated lover; instead of violence or pain, three music instruments are used to hear the clarity in tones as a reflection of the honesty of her mind. Actually playing three instruments onstage, plus singing, Tamasaburo realizes magnificently one of the most challenging Kabuki female roles.


Three Thieves Named Kichisa

(an urban outlaw story)

San’nin Kichisa

三人吉三

Premiered in 1860

Written by Kawatake Mokuami

Directed for the stage and Cinema Kabuki by Kushida Kazuyoshi

Recorded live at Theater Cocoon, Shibuya, Tokyo, 2014

136 min.

Subtitled in English

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=2&v=oBtmU5KSkmQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GRmoN1_bGsg

Synopsis and background:

http://www.kabuki21.com/sannin_kichisa.php

 

Early 19th-century Edo (the former name of Tokyo) had juvenile delinquents and outlaws everywhere. Urban culture was overripe. Three thieves happen to meet on a dark New Year’s night. They feel compassion for each other instantly and vow brotherhood. But they do not know that this encounter is only one milestone of their fate. Long before the three meet, their lives have already been entangled. An intricate web of destiny eventually drives them to their deaths. Kankuro, Shichinosuke, and Matsuya are three of the most promising young Kabuki actors. This classic play is given new life by these young talents in an unconventional production by Kushida at a contemporary venue, Theater Cocoon, located in the Shibuya district of Tokyo, known as the Street of Youth.

 

In association with Consulate General of Japan in Toronto

Presented by The Japan Foundation

For more information: 416.966.1600 ext.229

www.jftor.org


シネマ歌舞伎2019トロント

2019年11月9日・10日

トロント上映十周年、3年ぶり8回目となるシネマ歌舞伎上映

HDハイ・デフィニションの大画面で観る歌舞伎

全作品英語字幕付

 

TIFF Bellライトボックス

TIFF Bell Lightbox

350 King Street West, Toronto

日加修好90周年記念

入場料: 各上映$20+税・手数料

前売り: オンラインで販売中 tiff.net/specialevents

当日売り: 上映館にて

在トロント日本国総領事館、国際交流基金共催

問い合わせ: 416.966.1600 x.229

 

【上映日程・上映作品】
119日(土曜)午前1130分 『熊谷陣屋』

『一谷嫩軍記』【いちのたに、ふたば、 ぐんき】時代物義太夫狂言(武家の戦の悲劇)

英題Kumagai’s Camp

2010年東京歌舞伎座でライヴ収録 104分 英語字幕

武将の戦いは心身の奥深くにまで及ぶ。勝利の日にも、主君義経への忠義と献身を全うするため、熊谷直実は苦衷の底にある。もともと人形浄瑠璃のために書かれた本作では、その様式的な構造が、古典的なドラマの格式を高めている。無双の武人が、彫刻的に佇立するような存在から、無情な戦争の哀れな犠牲者へと急転落する。こうした人物像の変化は、義太夫節の声と三味線によって骨太に描かれ、舞台上には、吉衛門・富十郎・藤十郎の三人の人間国宝が、華麗な歴史絵巻を繰り広げる。

 

予告編: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cLsXQXWbDjU

英語あらすじ: http://www.kabuki21.com/kumagai.php

 

119日(土曜)午後2時 『二人道成寺』

 

『京鹿子娘二人道成寺』【きょうかのこ、むすめ、 ににん 、どうじょうじ】所作事(舞踊作品)

英題Dojoji – A Lover’s Duet

71分 2006年東京歌舞伎座でライヴ収録 英語字幕

長唄舞踊の最高峰であり、女形芸の究極とも言われるのが『京鹿子娘道成寺』。その二人版改作である『二人娘道成寺』を、玉三郎が一人の女性の執念が二人の肉体で表現される作品として新解釈、歌舞伎界の若きホープ菊之助を得て、めくるめく美の世界が花開く。二人は時に寸分違わぬ密度で息を合わせ、時には鏡に映る姿のように対称を守り、またある時は身振りと目線で対話し心を通わせ合う。江戸の女性美は、華やかに、悩ましく官能的に、そしてあどけなく、観る者の心を掴んで離さない。桜花爛漫の舞台に、春を迎える色鮮やかな演目。

 

 

 

1110日(曜)午11 阿古屋琴責め 

『壇浦兜軍記』【だんのうら、かぶと、ぐんき】時代物義太夫狂言

英題 Akoya

人形浄瑠璃として初演1732年 文耕堂・長谷川千四作

歌舞伎初演1738年

93分 2015年10月東京歌舞伎座でライヴ収録

       英語字幕

戦い敗れた平家の将景清は、源氏に追われる身。その景清の愛人、京都五条坂の遊女阿古屋が詮議の場へ引き出され、恋人の行方を尋問される。詮議に当たる重忠は、肉体の苦痛に訴える拷問を敢えて避け、三種類の楽器を阿古屋に奏でさせる。奏者に心やましきものがあれば、おのずと楽の音が濁り乱れるはず。舞台上で琴・三味線・胡弓を実際に演奏し、歌い、かつ恋人への情熱と身の潔白を吐露する難役中の難役に、現代歌舞伎女形の最高峰玉三郎が挑む。

 

 

三種の楽器の音色に現れるか、恋の真と敗軍の将の行方

予告編: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=LjSwZYxL2bU

日本語あらすじ: http://enmokudb.kabuki.ne.jp/repertoire/2134

英語あらすじ: http://www.kabuki21.com/akoya.php

 

1110日(曜)午後130分 三人吉三

『三人吉三廓初買』【さんにん きちさ くるわの はつかい】世話物(裏街の無法者達の物語

   英題 Three Thieves Named Kichisa

1860年初演 河竹黙阿弥作

舞台演出・シネマ歌舞伎監督 串田和美

136分 2014年東京渋谷シアター・コクーンでライヴ収録

英語字幕

 

 

19世紀初めの江戸、大都市の爛熟した文化の最下部には、不良や無法者が蠢いていた。三人の盗人が新年の夜の闇の中で出会い、不思議な共感に導かれて義兄弟の契りを結ぶ。その時三人の誰もが、この出会いは、連綿と続く彼らの運命の糸の皮肉なもつれの、ほんの一部でしかなかった事に気づく術もなかった。三人が顔を合わせるはるか以前に、彼らの人生はもつれ合っていた。運命の網は三人をからめ捕り、ついには死に至らしめる。三人の頼もしい若手歌舞伎俳優、勘九郎・七之助・松也が大暴れ、串田和美の革新的な演出で、古典作品に新たな息吹が与えられる。若者の街、東京渋谷のシアター・コクーンでの実況録画。

 

予告編: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FikN3jxiLxU

英語あらすじ: http://www.kabuki21.com/sannin_kichisa.php

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Details

Starts:
November 9
Ends:
November 9
Language:
Japanese with English Subititles
Event Category:
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Organizer

The Japan Foundation, Toronto
Phone:
416-966-1600
Email:
info@jftor.org
Website:
www.jftor.org

Venue

TIFF Bell Lightbox
350 King Street West
Toronto, Ontario Canada
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Phone:
416-966-1600
Website:
www.jftor.org