Performance information

MANSAI ◎ Kaitai Shinsho Vol.
"Language - Ontology as a Life Form -"

Performance period
December 2009, 10 (Tuesday) -January 27, 2009 (Tuesday)
Setagaya Public Theatre
Flyer image
image/From the previous performance "Puppet"

◎What is Kaitai Shinsho?
 In this series, the various fields and elements that make up the world of contemporary art are broken down into parts, and the origins and foundations of each are questioned.With the aim of creating a new "Japanese theater" and laying the foundations of the theater, we invite a wide variety of guests each time to make full use of each other's fields of expertise to explore the common and indispensable thing = the "essence of expression." It's a plan.We are thinking of a flexible performance that will change the style each time depending on the content, making a clear distinction from ordinary performances.Mansai Nomura will act as the host of the stage progress, and will unfold <talk & performance> with guest artists.We aim to convey the essence of performing arts to audiences who want to enjoy performing arts more deeply than just watching and enjoying them.

◎The theme this time is "words"
It is said that theater is a “mirror that reflects people, society, and the times.” Similarly, tanka may be a world that “reads” such a “mirror.”I would like to think about the “power of living words” inherent in both theater and tanka.

◎ Appearance
●Mansai Nomura
Born in 1966.Kyogen performer.Artistic director of the Setagaya Public Theater.He is the eldest son of Living National Treasure Mansaku Nomura.General Designator of Important Intangible Cultural Property. He presides over Kyogen Gozarunoza.In addition to Noh and Kyogen performances in Japan and overseas, he has starred in the stage productions of "Meridian Ritual," "Oedipus Rex," "Hamlet," and the movie "Onmyoji." In "Machigai no Kyogen", he directed and starred in a stage that made full use of Kyogen techniques, and in "Kunitojin", a stage that tried to fuse classical performing arts and modern art.He is also active in a wide range of fields, such as appearing on NHK Educational TV "Nihongo de Asobo". In 99, he received the Agency for Cultural Affairs Art Festival Theater Division Newcomer Award, and the 2003 Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Newcomer Award for Arts. In 05, he received the Kinokuniya Theater Award and the Asahi Performing Arts Award for composition and direction of Atsushi: Sangetsu-ki, Meijinden.Main publications include "Mansai de Gozaru" (Asahi Shimbun), "Kyogen Cyborg" (Nihon Keizai Shimbun), "Kyogen Sannin Sansama Nomura Mansai" (Iwanami Shoten), "MANSAI ◎ Kaitai Shinsho" (Asahi Shimbun Publishing) and others.

Hiroshi Homura
Born in Sapporo in 1962.poet.She graduated from the Department of English Literature at Sophia University. Debuted in 90 with her songbook "Syndicate" (Okisekisha).She is active not only in tanka, but also in a wide range of fields, including criticism, essays, and picture book translation. In 08, he received the 19th Sei Ito Literary Award for Criticism for his collection of critics, "Friends of Tanka" (Kawade Shobo Shinsha). in collaboration with).His major publications include a collection of poems, Tegami Mami, Summer Moving (Rabbit Accompaniment), Line Markers (all published by Shogakukan), an introductory book on tanka, The Bomb Called Tanka (Shogakukan), an essay titled World Sound Deaf (Shogakukan). Nyokki, Nyonyokki (Bungeishunju), Surgery Eve (Kodansha), Poetry Collection Pupil Reflex (Shinchosha), Short Story Collections "Conductor" and "Section Manager" (Hiyokosha), etc. be.

● Takehiko Kasuga
Born in Kyoto Prefecture in 1951.Psychiatrist and author.He graduated from Nippon Medical School.After working as an obstetrician and gynecologist for 6 years, he switched to psychiatry, and after working at the Tokyo Metropolitan Mental Health and Welfare Center, Matsuzawa Hospital, and Chief of the Department of Neurology at the Tokyo Metropolitan Bokuto Hospital, he became Director of Tama Chuo Hospital and Visiting Psychiatrist at Nippon Medical School in 2009. Professor.He has authored many books, essays, novels, etc. on psychiatry.Major publications include "Does Romantic Madness Exist?", "Why Are We Aren't Crazy?" Kawade Shobo Shinsha), "People who want to be unhappy" (Bunshun Shinsho), "No matter what I do, I can't be healed" (Kadokawa Shoten), "Happiness Theory" (Kodansha Gendai Shinsho), "Meaningless things" and eerie things” (Bungeishunju) and “The problem is mania, between normal and abnormal” (Kobunsha Shinsho).

Performance schedule

July 2009

Day Month Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
* The performance time is scheduled to be about 2 hours and 30 minutes (no intermission).
*Same-day tickets are sold at the same-day ticket box on the right side of the theater entrance 60 minutes before the start of the performance. Up to 2 tickets per person.
*Preschool children are not allowed to enter.After the performance, you may not be able to get to your original seat.Please note.


All seats specified
General ¥3,500 / Standing ¥3,000


*There is no Tomonokai member discount or Setagaya ward resident discount.

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Theater support

Wheelchair space

Both the Setagaya Public Theater and Theater Tram have spaces for wheelchair users.Due to the limited number of seats available, reservations are required.

[Fee]: 10% discount on applicable area ticket fee [Up to 1 attendant is free]
【application】: 03-5432-1515 Theater Ticket Center

We accept applications until 19:XNUMX on the day before the desired date, but will close as soon as the capacity is reached.Please make your reservation as soon as possible.Also, if you are going to watch the performance in your seat, we will guide you smoothly to your seat, so please contact the theater in advance.

Childcare service

Childcare services are basically available for performances that sell advance admission tickets at the Setagaya Public Theater and Theater Tram.

[Fee]: 2,000 yen (per person)
【Subjects】: Over 6 months old and under 9 years old
【application】:03-5432-1526 Setagaya Public Theater

Reservations are accepted until noon three days before the desired date of use, but will be closed as soon as the capacity is reached.Please make your reservation as soon as possible.In addition, please consult about children with disabilities.

Consignment: Kids Room Tinker Bell Sancha

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