What we do

Eurasian Opera Tokyo 2018

  • Organization : Jun Kawasaki, Music and Poetic Drama Laboratory
  • Section : Support for Overseas Artistic Creation in Tokyo
  • Type of Grant Program : Single


We will create and perform the New Eurasian Opera with 4 invited artists from foreign countries who have diverse backgrounds and have collaborated with us before. In addition, with Japanese artists, we will have a concert introducing uncharted contemporary music in Siberia, Ukraine, Turkey and Central Asia which had been mainly introduced in context of traditional music so far.

■ Program
・Continental Isolation (Music: Jun Kawasaki, Stage art: Sainkho Namtchylak)
・Incredible sound vision of Eurasia in Tokyo

■ Performers
Vocal: Saadet Türköz, Anya Tchaykovskaya, Marya Korneva, Sainkho Namtchylak, Seika Miki, Satoshi Tsuboi, Kentaro Tsuda, Akira Yoshimatsu
Dance: Aya, Hiroyo Miura
Instrument performance: Michiyo Yagi (Koto), Jan Glembotzki (Violin), Keiko Komori (Clarinet), Aki Ozawa (Guitar), Choi Jae Chol (Korean percussion), Jun Kawasaki (Doublebass), Jumpei Ohtsuka
(sho), Reison Kuroda (Shakuhachi)

■ Staff
Kiri Shirosawa, Hideto Miyuki


【Jun Kawasaki, Music and Poetic Drama Laboratory】
We are making Music and Poetic Drama — new kind of theatre music combining songs, body, and voice — directed and composed by Jun Kawasaki. Since 2016, we have had collaborative performances with various artists from Armenia, Russia, Buryatia, Turkey, and Ukraine. Based on traditional arts and folklore from all over the world including Japan, we invent and use our unique choral system without relying on any ethnic or religious or classic music. The theatre music is said to be ‘Asian Magic Realism’ relating to creations of Latin American artist Gabriel García Márquez or Spanish poet Federico García Lorca and so on.


Jun Kawasaki
Jun Kawasaki, Music and Poetic Drama Laboratory
E-mail: info@musicpoeticdrama.com


ZA-KOENJI Public Theatre (Suginami-ku, Tokyo), SuperDeluxe (Minato-Ku, Tokyo)