Utada News : Hikki's Website Update: Hikki's account of "NINAGAWA Twelfth Night" performance
Posted by Q on 2005/7/12 11:40:05 (1760 reads)

The news on Hikki's Toshiba-EMI website has been updated again. This time it says that Hikki attended the opening day of a kabuki play called "NINAGAWA Twelfth Night" and that she wrote a review / account of it and it is being featured on the play website. The play is being held at the Kabuki-Za Theater in Ginza Tokyo.

Quote:

From: http://www.toshiba-emi.co.jp/hikki/news/index_j.htm

['05/07/11]■『私の初日観劇記』を寄稿

歌舞伎座7月公演『NINAGAWA十二夜』のホームページにて『私の初日観劇記』掲載中。

『NINAGAWA十二夜』のホームページはこちら


Translation:
['05/07/11] "My Review of Seeing a Play on the Opening Day" was contributed.

"My Review of Seeing a Play on the Opening Day" which is about the play 'NINAGAWA Twelfth Night' is being published on the July Performances at Kabuki-Za Theate homepage.

The homepage of 'NINAGAWA Twelfth Night' is here.
 

Hikki's Review:
Quote:
From: http://www.shochiku.co.jp/play/kabukiza/0507/kangekiki.html

歌舞伎座7月公演
"私の初日観劇記"
宇多田ヒカル

これが運命(さだめ)と申すものか。なれば運命よ自らに力を貸してたも。

この女の台詞で泣いてしまった私の歌舞伎座初体験。鏡の設置が印象的なステージに自分の心まで映し返されてしまいそうでどきどきした。

過去に観た歌舞伎は、話題を呼んだ中村座のニューヨーク公演と、友達の尾上菊之助さんが出演していたお正月の新橋演舞場昼の部「毛谷村」の途中の20分ばかり。
自分からチケットをお願いしたのに最悪の二日酔いで途中リタイア!人間失格!と自己嫌悪に陥るひどい失敗でした。

電話で謝る私をむしろ心配してくれた菊之助さんの優しさは、お母さんのようでもあり男らしくもあり。男と女と男を演じる女という複雑な三役を演じる姿をみて、『十二夜』は彼にぴったりなんだと妙に納得してしまった。

でも気に入っちゃったキャラクターは、一番変化のあった中村時蔵演じる織笛姫。最初は人形のようなフラットな役だと思ったのに、恋をした途端、共感せずにはいられない活き活きとした女に変身した。やっぱり恋は人類の共通語、人を変える最強の着火装置なのか。

現代の日本人には共感できないかと思っていた貴族社会の窮屈そうな身分の壁。『NINAGAWA十二夜』を観てから周りを見直してみたら、今も人は新しい階級を次々に生み出してる。セレブ、とか勝ち組、とか負け犬、とかニート、とか。鏡に映る真実は一つだと言えるまでに時間はかかるものだ。

初めて歌舞伎を手がけた蜷川幸雄の『十二夜』になにか現代的なひねりを期待して歌舞伎座へ出向いた人も、西洋楽器のチェンバロが挿入されて面白いなあなんて思ってるうちに、いつの間にかその普遍的な世界にすっかり取り込まれているのではないだろうか。

私が蜷川さんの演出で一番ツボなのは、ほの暗い照明の中でセットがゆっくり呼吸しながら滑りゆくような独特のセットチェンジに感じる意思の存在、神の存在のようなもの。あらゆる移りかわりも変わらないものも、静かに荒々しく、神聖。そしてたまに、笑える。


Translation:

July Performances at Kabuki-Za Theater
'My Review of Seeing a Play on the Opening Day'
Utada Hikaru

[rest is translation from http://excite.co.jp/world/english/ ]
Who says that this is a fate (provide)?Though the fate lent own power if it becomes it.

The first in Kabukiza experience of me who has cried in this woman's dialog. It projected onto my mind in a stage impressive the installation of the mirror, it seemed to be returned, and to have throbbed.

The kabuki seen in the past : only for 20 minutes on the way of part "Moutanimura" of Shinbashi Enbujou Hil at the New Year to which a New York performance of Nacamuraza that had been generated publicity and friend's associate Mr. Kiccore Onoue were performing.
It retires on the way because of the worst in spite of asked for the ticket from me hangover. No Longer Human. It was a self-dislike and a falling awful failure.

By telephone..apologize..rather..worry about..Mr...gentle..mother..manly.'Twelfth Night' has strangely consented to him seeing the appearance to perform a complex three key officials named the woman who performs a man and the woman and a man as fit.

However, the character that has been liked is Ofehime that performs the warehouse at Nakamura of there are changes most. It transformed to the woman who assumed alive living of it that was not able to be without sympathizing as soon as having fallen in love though it was thought that it was a flat post like the doll first. After all, is love the strongest ignition device that changes human race's common language and person?

It is a wall of a position of patriciate that thinks that it is not possible to sympathize that seems to be tight in a modern Japanese. The person is inventing a new class one after another now when looking around one after 'NINAGAWA Twelfth Night' is seen. It is neat like Sereb or the winner or the underdog, etc.It will take time by can say that the truth that reflects in the mirror is one.

Cembalos of the West musical instruments might be inserted and ..proceeding.. person to Kabukiza who is be taken into the universal world before one is aware completely while thinking ..interest.. expecting something a modern twist of 'Twelfth Night' of Yukio Ninagawa who handled the kabuki for the first time.

The one like existence of intention felt in peculiar set change where I slip most in vital point and dim lighting in Mr./Ms. Ninagawa's production while slowly breathing sets and go and the god's existence, etc.The one that all changes do not change either is quiet, violent, and is sacred. And, it is possible to laugh occasionally.



Links:
Hikki's Toshiba-EMI Website News
"NINAGAWA Twelfth Night" play website
Utada Hikaru's review / account of the play featured on the play site
Kabuki-Za Theater in Ginza Tokyo - English site

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