Theater for Kids (in Kyoto)

Andersen Fairy Tales

Play Park: A festival for children and grown-ups Theater for Kids (in Kyoto), Andersen Fairy Tales, Kyoto City Kita Bunka Culture Hall, 2016. Photo by Takuya Matsumi

Play Park: A festival for children and grown-ups

Based on the fairy tales of Hans Christian Andersen, this is a heartwarming adaption through song and dance of The Emperor’s New Clothes, The Little Mermaid, Five Peas from a Pod, The Ugly Duckling, and The Little Match Girl. Written, directed, and with music by Yukinosuke Itoi (FUKAIPRODUCE HAGOROMO), and choreographed by Shigehiro Ide (idevian crew) in his customary liberated and unusual way, the show breathes new life into timeless masterpieces that have been loved by children across the world regardless of the era. With their distinctive dance and powerful singing, these affectionate characters jump out of the pages of books to conjure up the beauty of an unadulterated world and the slightly eerie atmosphere that runs throughout Andersen’s tales. Premiered at “Toshima Summer Arts Festival” in 2015.

Play Park: A festival for children and grown-ups Theater for Kids (in Kyoto), Andersen Fairy Tales, Kyoto City Kita Bunka Culture Hall, 2016. Photo by Takuya Matsumi Play Park: A festival for children and grown-ups Theater for Kids (in Kyoto), Andersen Fairy Tales, Kyoto City Kita Bunka Culture Hall, 2016. Photo by Takuya Matsumi Play Park: A festival for children and grown-ups Theater for Kids (in Kyoto), Andersen Fairy Tales, Kyoto City Kita Bunka Culture Hall, 2016. Photo by Takuya Matsumi Play Park: A festival for children and grown-ups Theater for Kids (in Kyoto), Andersen Fairy Tales, Kyoto City Kita Bunka Culture Hall, 2016. Photo by Takuya Matsumi Play Park: A festival for children and grown-ups Theater for Kids (in Kyoto), Andersen Fairy Tales, Kyoto City Kita Bunka Culture Hall, 2016. Photo by Takuya Matsumi Play Park: A festival for children and grown-ups Theater for Kids (in Kyoto), Andersen Fairy Tales, Kyoto City Kita Bunka Culture Hall, 2016. Photo by Takuya Matsumi Play Park: A festival for children and grown-ups Theater for Kids (in Kyoto), Andersen Fairy Tales, Kyoto City Kita Bunka Culture Hall, 2016. Photo by Takuya Matsumi Play Park: A festival for children and grown-ups Theater for Kids (in Kyoto), Andersen Fairy Tales, Kyoto City Kita Bunka Culture Hall, 2016. Photo by Takuya Matsumi Play Park: A festival for children and grown-ups Theater for Kids (in Kyoto), Andersen Fairy Tales, Kyoto City Kita Bunka Culture Hall, 2016. Photo by Takuya Matsumi Play Park: A festival for children and grown-ups Theater for Kids (in Kyoto), Andersen Fairy Tales, Kyoto City Kita Bunka Culture Hall, 2016. Photo by Takuya Matsumi Play Park: A festival for children and grown-ups Theater for Kids (in Kyoto), Andersen Fairy Tales, Kyoto City Kita Bunka Culture Hall, 2016. Photo by Takuya Matsumi Play Park: A festival for children and grown-ups Theater for Kids (in Kyoto), Andersen Fairy Tales, Kyoto City Kita Bunka Culture Hall, 2016. Photo by Takuya Matsumi
YEAR
2016 AUTUMN
DATES
10.29(Sat)-10.30(Sun)
VENUE
KYOTO CITY KITA BUNKA CULTURE HALL
DURATION
100min.
CITY
Tokyo, Japan
CATEGORY
Based on“Andersen Fairy Tales”Hans Christian Andersen
Script, direction, musicYukinosuke Itoi (FUKAIPRODUCE HAGOROMO)
ChoreographyShigehiro Ide
CastJunko Fukai, Keisuke Hidaka, Ayumi Koiwa, Yoshikazu Takahashi, Shinji Sawada, Minako Niibe (all for FUKAIPRODUCE HAGOROMO), Sakiko Taira (Ort), Tomohiro Taniyama (Hanagumi Shibai), Takeshi Sakakibara, Koji Yamazaki (FAIFAI)
Stage designMitsuhiro Akiyama
LightingEi Matsumoto (eimatsumoto Co.Ltd.)
SoundKoji Sato (Sugar Sound)
CostumesYoko Takeuchi
Hair and makeupKyoko Kajita (LES CINQ SENS)
Production coordinatorNaoko Hasuike, Atsuko Sakata, Akiko Yonehara
Planned and produced byNPO Arts Network Japan
Premiered atToshima Culture Creation Project Executive Committee
Presented byKyoto Experiment
Play Park: A festival for children and grown-ups
Organized byKyoto International Performing Arts Festival Executive Committee (Kyoto City, ROHM Theatre Kyoto, Kyoto City Music Art Cultural Promoting Foundation, Kyoto Art Center, Kyoto Arts and Culture Foundation, Kyoto Performing Arts Center at Kyoto University of Art and Design)
Supported byJapan Foundation for Regional Art-Activities, Sompo Japan Nipponkoa (Association for Corporate Support of the Arts: 2021 Arts Fund)
Granted byAssociation for Corporate Support of the Arts, Japan: 2021 Fund for Creation of Society by the Arts and Culture, Under the auspices of Kyoto City Board of Education

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