Izumi Ashizawa speaks about Japanese Theatre
The Embassy of Japan in Estonia and the University of Tartu are pleased to announce a lecture by theatre director Izumi Ashizawa titled "The Japanese concept of space and theatre: historical and theoretical analysis and practical application in Izumi Ashizawa’s theatrical works". The lecture will take place on the 20th of November at 16:15–17:45 at Jakobi 2–226.
The lecture investigates the Japanese concept of space and how it manifests in the theatre. Using some examples of Ashizawa’s works, the lecture further explores the practical use of the concept in theatrical works. The lecture will be held in English. Entrance is free.
Izumi Ashizawa is a Japanese theatre director, playwright, designer, performer, and choreographer. Izumi Ashizawa teaches acting in New York at Stony Brook University. In her works, she explores folkloric materials through physical story-telling, unconventional puppetry and object animation. Ashizawa’s movement techniques are based on Japanese physical performance techniques. The original productions of Izumi Ashizawa have been performed in many countries and at international festivals in the USA, Japan, Norway, Austria, Bulgaria, Slovenia, Romania, Poland, Turkey, Iran, Australia, the Cayman Islands, and Peru. In spring and autumn 2018 “The Little Goddess” 小さな女神 , a performance based on Japanese aesthetics and philosophy, was staged at Estonian Drama Theatre (as a joint production of Izumi Ashizawa Performance, the Estonian Drama Theatre and the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre).
For further information about Izumi Ashizawa, please see www.izumiashizawa.com
The lecture is organised by the Embassy of Japan in Estonia in cooperation with the University of Tartu.