A grasp puppeteer brings writer Akutagawa’s story to the stage.
Blacksburg’s Moss Arts Middle will host a next-gen spin on a 170-year-old type of Japanese puppetry with Akutagawa. Utilizing superior video projection and authentic reside music, the present brings grasp puppeteer Koryū Nishikawa V and puppet artist Tom Lee collectively to animate the present’s outsized Japanese bunraku puppets, which take two to 3 individuals to govern.
“It’s a gem of a efficiency,” says Margaret Lawrence, the middle’s director of programming. The present explores the inventive means of one in all Japan’s best-known Twentieth-century writers. “I needed to deliver his story to the Moss Arts Middle to rejoice nice writing and nice theatre, and to ask audiences on a journey that can resonate lengthy after it’s over,” Lawrence says.
A fifth-generation puppeteer, Nishikawa discovered this folks artwork from his father, beginning at age three. By means of puppetry and basic storytelling, he brings the celebrated author’s difficult life to the stage, remodeling the unfamiliar right into a charming multi-media expertise. Displaying Feb. 17 & 18, 2023. ArtsCenter.VT.edu
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