神彩ーTHE COLOR OF SPIRITS

 Featuring Ama-No-Uzume the goddess of dawn, mirth, and revelry. Presented by Masae Satouchi

Featuring Ama-No-Uzume the goddess of dawn, mirth, and revelry. Presented by Masae Satouchi

21世紀バージョンの天岩戸物語を舞台化 古事記 天岩戸物語では、須佐之男命の暴君に堪え兼ね、天照大神が岩戸に隠れられた事で、世界から光が消え、闇がおとづれた。現在、地球上では、天地異変、災害、戦争が絶えず、世界は、暗黒の恐怖に包まれている。その姿は、まるで須佐之男命のいたずらか。天照大神を現世に呼び戻すべく、色とりどりの光が集結。 火、水、風、地、を司るスピリットがあまのうずめを復活、地の情熱とともに岩戸開きのセレモニー。

今宵、京都に、そしてあなたの心に光を取り戻し、虹の輪で世界中を包み込み平和を願う。 2014年3月20日お越し頂いた皆様、そして、応援、サポートしてくださった皆様、ありがとうございました。日本では、初の試みとなる古都京都の洗練されたホテルのステージで、炎と、音と、舞を体感できる新しい舞台を無事、舞わせていただく事ができました。 自信のライフワークである、”Color for Peace” 古事記を通して、当たり前にある色の存在の大切さ、ユニークなパワーなどを、アートで表現。色彩があなたの笑顔に、そして舞台を通して何か感じ取っていただけたら幸いです。

型破りな企画にも関わらず、ホテルのフレキシブルで、懇親的な対応、そして司太夫さんの多大なる協力、すばらしい共演アーティストのおかげで天岩戸開きは、大成功!会場いっぱい笑顔の虹の輪で包まれ、光を返還する事ができました。暖かくサポートしてくださって本当に感謝の気持ちで一杯です。みなさんのご協力なしでは、ここまでできませんでした。本当にありがとうございます。 最後に、このようなご縁をつないでくださった、去年の祇園祭で黄金のセンスをくださった船鉾さん!ありがとうございます。おかげで夢が実現いたしました。やっぱり幸運を引き寄せるセンスですね。 感謝

THE COLOR OF SPRITS

Masae Satouchi  THE COLOR OF SPIRITS – featuring Ama-No-Uzume the goddess of dawn, mirth, and revelry.

Produced by Tokyo Kyoto Hotel Directer/ Fire performance by Masae Satouhi Supported by Tayu Tsukasa

Cast: Music : Mocca木歌, Hiroki Okano /PA:Takashi Kanda /Fire performance: Erin Williams

Special thanks to Kyoe Uemura, Batarum, Photographer: by Tomoko Ota Videographer: Mixmediainc

 

THE COLOR OF SPIRITS   MASAE SATOUCHI presents a new theatrical production: THE COLOR OF SPIRITS – a 21st century interpretation of the ancient Japanese myth of Amano Iwato, “The Cave of the Sun God”, featuring Ama-no-Uzume, the goddess of dawn and joy.   In the ancient myth, Amaterasu, the goddess of the sun, has gone into hiding in a cave due to the terrible deeds of her brother Susano-o, the god of storms, and the world has been plunged into darkness. The gods are unable to persuade Amaterasu to leave the cave until the clever goddesss Ama-no-Uzume performs a dance so sensual and amusing that Amaterasu comes out to see and returns her light to the world.

This story from Japan’s past remains relevant today as the Storm God continues to inflict pain and suffering on the world, causing tragedies like war, natural disasters, poverty, illness, and pollution. Once again this causes the Sun Goddess to hide her face in sadness, depriving the world of light.

A happy world is healthy, colorful, peaceful, creative, and cooperative, but now darkness prevails and there is a cloud over our planet.   It is time for the elements, the five Spirits of Color, to harness and combine their passions to create a force strong enough to call back the Sun Goddess, bringing a return to peace and happiness!

In THE COLOR OF SPIRTS, the four elements of fire, water, wind, and earth, unite to bring forth the fifth element, gold, representing the dance of Ama-no-Uzume, which will call back the sun. A rainbow circle is created, bringing harmony to the world.   THE COLOR OF SPIRITS is a spellbinding combination of fire performance, dance, music, brilliant costuming, and story, weaving modern elements seamlessly into an ancient myth brought to life for a new age.

The premiere performance of THE COLOR OF SPIRITS was presented in March 2014 at the Kyoto Tokyu Hotel, an elegant and traditional hotel in the heart of the historical Japanese city of Kyoto. For this performance, the Five Sprits of Color were played by Tayuu Tsukasa, as the fire spirit, Erin Williams, as the water creature, Mocca, as the voice of the wind, Hiroki Okano, as the drum of the earth, and starring MASAE SATOUCHI as the golden Ama-no-Uzume, dancing to bring back the light.

Special thanks goes to the Kyoto Tokyu Hotel for hosting this unique production, the first of its kind in all of Japan, and to the collaborative artists, especially Tsukasa Tayuu, the highest ranking geisha in Japan and the current Kyoto tourism hospitality ambassador. The golden fan appearing in Tayuu and Masae’s dance was a gift from the famous Hunaboko of the Gion festival and is an important, tangible symbol of Japanese folk culture that unites our dreams and ensures the strength of our vision, and for this we thank them too.

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