2021/10/15

“Antigone”

“I was not born to hate…”
The voice of ancient Greece resonates in today’s world of ceaseless conflict.

MIYAGI Satoshi’s meditative production of “Antigone” overlaps the heroine’s philosophy of love beyond good and evil with the Japanese belief that we all become Buddhas after death. It is characterized by the rhythm of the percussion instruments played by the actors, the tranquil stage filled with water, and the silhouettes shimmering on the walls like shadow puppets. First performed in Cour d’honneur du Palais des papes (the Honor Court of the Palace of Popes) in Avignon as the opening play at the 2017 Festival d’Avignon, it was staged again at the Park Avenue Armory in New York in the fall of 2019. This much-discussed production was ranked in 6th place in TIME magazine’s 10 Best Theater Performances of 2019.

Presented by: The Japan Foundation (JF) ( https://www.jpf.go.jp/e/ )

<Performance Credits>
Cast
Micari, HONDA Maki, OOTAKA Kouichi, ABE Kazunori, AKAMATSU Naomi, ISHII Moemi, IZUMI Yoji, OUCHI Yoneji, KATO Yukio, KIJIMA Tsuyoshi, SAKAKIBARA Yuumi, SAKURAUCHI Yu, SATO Yuzu, SUZUKI Mariko, DAIDOMUMON Yuya, TAKEISHI Morimasa, TATENO Momoyo, TERAUCHI Ayako, NAGAI Kenji, FUSE Asuka, MAKIYAMA Yudai, MISHIMA Keita, MIYAGISHIMA Haruka, MORIYAMA Fuyuko, YAMAMOTO Miyuki, YOSHIUE Soichiro, YOSHIMI Ryo, WAKANA Daisuke, WATANABE Takahiko

Staff
Conceived and directed by: MIYAGI Satoshi
Written by: Sophocles
Translated by: YAGINUMA Shigetaka
Composed by: TANAKAWA Hiroko
Space design: KIZ Junpei
Costume design: TAKAHASHI Kayo
Lighting design: OSAKO Koji
Sound design: KATO Hisanao
Hair and makeup: KAJITA Kyoko
Stage manager: MURAMATSU Atsushi
Directing : YAMADA Takahiro , KAMIYA Toshiki
Lighting operation: HIGUCHI Masayuki
Sound operation: MAKISHIMA Koji (S.C.Alliance)
Prop production: FUKASAWA Eri , MIWA Kaori, WATANABE Hiroki
Costume production: KOMAI Yumiko, KAWAI Reiko
Costume production and wardrobe: OOKA Mai
Assistant director: NAKANO Maki
Technical director: HORIUCHI Masato (KAAT Kanagawa Arts Theatre)
Created by: OISHI Takako, TANJI Haru
Produced by: SPAC-Shizuoka Performing Arts Center
Co-produced by: Festival d’Avignon
Sponsored by: The Japan Foundation and SPEDIDAM (for Festival d’Avignon 71st edition)
Supported by: KAAT Kanagawa Arts Theatre

<Subtitling Credits>
English Translation: Leon INGULSRUD
French Translation: Corinne ATLAN
Chinese Translation (Simplified): Shuhan DONG
Chinese Translation (Traditional): Lily Chenran IKEDA
Russian Translation: Nataliya PUSHKOVA
Spanish Translation: Matias CHIAPPE IPPOLITO
Thai Translation: BIPAM, Asadayuth CHUSRI

<Promotional Text>
KAWAZOE Fumiko (Japanese)

Recording: July 6th 2017, at the Honor Court of the Palace of Popes in Avignon, as an opening play of Festival d’Avignon 71st edition

End date of distribution: 31/3/2023