Ballet & Dance

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Eva the Secret
Contemporary Dance: Dance Planet No. 8

Choreographed and staged by : Kaoru Ishii
Performed by : Mitsutake Kasai
Artistic Director : Asami Maki
Production Director : Yoko Miki
Scenery : Kappa Senoo
Costume Design : Takayuki Suzuki
Music : Little Creatures
Lighting Design : Shinya Isono
Sound Design : Makoto Yoshizawa
Stage Manager : Akiyasu Hirade
Sponsored by : Kirin Brewery Co., Ltd.
Presented by : New National Theatre, Tokyo

June 2001 Friday 15 Saturday 16 Sunday 17
3:00pm     X
7:00pm X X  
The theatre opens 45 minutes before the curtain rises.

Available from Wednesday 25 April, 2001 at 10:00am.
To order tickets, please call +81-3-5352-9999 (10:00am-6:00pm).
Internet ticket reservation available through the following Websites.(Japanese only)

Type Seat A Seat B
Price ¥5,250 ¥3,150

DNACE: For the Sake of Eva, the DNA Inside of You
One hypothesis states that analysis of genes from various races, to find out the origin of human beings, leads to an African woman called Eva. This hypothesis shocks and mystifies people living in the present day. It indicates that we all originate from the single person Eva through a series of repeated reproductions. Mutations have also been repeated and a simple change in the arrangement of symbols generates persons with different color eyes or very different characters. Are human beings made of genes alone? Acquired environments, however, have a strong impact on DNA, and we create our own unique character by receiving various stimuli and thus have the unlimited potential to make us ourselves. Yes, what one wants most and does not want to lose is the cryptography of a dream!

Symbols that remain even after all the codes are broken become, indeed,
a new set of codes that cannot be deciphered but that lead one to see through the different realities and understand the true nature of human beings.

A number of Evas, who are "you" and "me," go on a journey to find the secrets of life and identity...

Kaoru Ishii skillfully sublimates actual questions posed in the present time into physical expressions. She enjoys an established reputation as a choreographer of beautiful dances that combine body forms with the mind. And chosen as the leading dancer for her latest work, Eva the Secret, is Mitsutake Kasai, a rising star who is attracting public attention. Supporting this new talent with unlimited potential is a lineup of dancers from distinguished dancing circles in Japan. Look forward to the world of mystery that will be created by this gorgeous cast of unprecedented dancers.

Mitsutake Kasai
Shinji Nakamura / Chizuyo Kitai / Kyoko Tsukamoto
Tokihiko Sakamoto / Mako Kawano / Mai Saito
Kenshi Noumi / Chisato Tayasu / Misato Ando
Hiroyuki Kurihara / Hiromi Karube / Fukiko Takase
Tomohisa Hikita / Kaoru Uchida
Naoya Aoki / Misako Shitara