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Aquacrew presents unique theater experience

Date Posted: 2002-01-04

Aquacrew, a new theatrical troupe in Okinawa that mixes in a taste of kabuki, kicks off its first public performance, called 滴aru Ranman (Full Spring) in Okinawa,・at several locations around the island in the first month of 2002.

You will discover a new sense of the performing arts from their style. One of Aquacrew痴 leading actors, Suisei, who has a long history in the theatrical world, doesn稚 stick to the style of conventional popular theater. Popular theater, which usually means a play or show performed at small venue for a particular audience, seems to be losing its appeal among the many other theatrical styles that exist today. Aquacrew intends to break this trend. Although they are part of popular theater in size and flexibility, they are not categorized as that alone. By adopting various elements of other performing styles, such as Western or local folk entertainment handed down in the community, their performances are more focused on entertaining audiences. Aquacrew can be described as popular entertainment as well as popular theater.

Most audiences at Aquacrew痴 pre-performances held in November on Miyako and Ishigaki islands had never before been exposed to this kind of theater. Every one of Suisei痴 moves, including his singing and dancing, was sophisticated, captivating everyone watching. Aquacrew痴 performance even created empathy on the part of the audience, since the troupe had borrowed an element of Angama, a traditional entertainment form in the region.

Preparations for Aquacrew痴 first public performance are well under way. 典he stage setup is being done as if it were being arranged for local entertainment,・ Suisei said excitedly.

Since opportunities to see real kabuki-style performances with singing and dancing are limited in Okinawa, everyone is recommended to see the show. And sharing the stage this time with the Nishiki Hayato troupe is something you cannot afford to miss.

During your first experience with the group, you will discover a progressive style of entertaining that has never been done before in Okinawa, or anywhere in the world, for that matter.

Aquacrew director Shingaki said that he would like to make the troupe痴 home base Okinawa, from where they could branch out across the entire country, adopting the different styles of entertainment that have originated in each place they visit. He also confessed his idea of eventually establishing their own playhouse on the island, where they would be able to perform on a regular basis.

Show schedule:
Jan. 4 & 5 Gushikawa Citizens・Art Theater
Jan. 6 Ginowan Civic Hall
Jan. 9 Sugar Hall in Sashiki Town
Jan. 11 Naha City Hall

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