This is the Shanghai tour production of a Taiwan-Japan international collaborative project that presents stage performances of three short stories by Yasunari Kawabata: “One Arm,” “The Boy” and “Crystal Illusions” (produced by Seiji Nozoe, Liang Yen Liu and Mirei Yamagata).
ACT Shanghai International Contemporary Theater Festival, which celebrates its 10th anniversary this year, is a major international theater festival in China. This year, theatrical groups from 12 countries will be taking part in the festival.
The Yasunari Kawabata Trilogy
The Yasunari Kawabata Trilogy was launched in 2012 by Mirei Yamagata (Tokyo), Liang Yen Liu (Taipei) and Seiji Nozoe (Tokyo). Its aim is to present stage performances of short stories by Yasunari Kawabata in different countries, and to overcome historical, cultural and political barriers and develop unique artistic styles through intercultural exchange. The members of the company come from Japan, Taiwan and China. Thus far they have presented “One Arm” (Seiji Nozoe, Tokyo/Taipei performances), “The Boy” (Liang Yen Liu, Tokyo performance) and “Crystal Illusions” (Mirei Yamagata, Taipei performance). In spring 2014, they presented all three works at the same time at Komaba Agora Theater.
The Yasunari Kawabata Trilogy/Milleon Inc.
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Shanghai Dramatic Arts Centre (Drama Salon)