COMPAGNIA SIMONA BUCCI / HAL YAMANOUCHI

INTERROGAI ME STESSO

May 11, 2018 21:30

Stazione Leopolda di Firenze | IT


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A practice of observation in the ever changing waters of the same stream.
The need to ponder the imponderable, to consider impermanence; traversing the fragments of Heraclitus, which like rooms in a single yet infinite house, immerse us in doubt rather than certainty.
Doubt, which becomes a possible vehicle along the “impossible” path of understanding.
The unity of opposites, foundation of becoming, the law of the universe; Nothing is. All is one one is all.
How to prepare for the unexpected, the extraordinary?
How to prepare for the everyday, for normality?
How the daily practice of living reveals itself an important field for posing questions, for becoming.
To live the daily routine as novelty, with freshness, modified and modifiable.
The simplest gestures, performed, observed, practiced and practiced again.

 

They do not step into the same rivers.
It is other and still other waters that are flowing.

You cannot step twice into the same river, for other waters
and yet others go ever flowing on. They go forward and back
again.

Time is an infant moving counters in a game;
the royal power is a child’s.

It throws apart and then brings together again; it advances and retires.

Man is not rational, there is intelligence only
in what encompasses him.

The way up and the way down are one and the same.

Into the same rivers we step and do not step.
We exist and we do not exist.

I have searched myself.

Nature loves to hide itself.

If you do not hope, you will not win that which is not hoped for since it is unattainable and inaccessible.

 

Hal Yamanouchi, born in Tokyo in 1946, graduated in Anglo-American literature at the Foreign Study Department of the University of Tokyo. In 1971 moved to London, where he has worked as a linguist and has continued his theatrical adventures, before joining as a mime-dancer the Red Buddha Theatre, the Round House and the Piccadilly Theatre.
In 1975 he settled in Italy and performed in different mime-dance festivals, combining oriental and western techniques, and often as a guest performer on the Italian National TV (RAI).
In 1977 Yamonouchi founded the association “Mimo-Danza Alternativa” (which became MDA Produzioni of Aurelio Gatti), performing as an author, director, mime and actor in various shows.
As a young artist he received a number of prizes, including: “Gli amici della musica di Novara”, “I danzatori scalzi” directed by Patrizia Ceroni, “Premio Guido Monaco”, as an actor in the character of Ariel in the La Tempesta directed by Tato Russo; “Premio Colpo di Scena”, as a performer of the “1° Rassegna Internazionale Performers & Performances a Castelgiuliano”; as a dubber at the “Festival del Cinema di Acquappesa sul Doppiaggio” for his dubbing performance of “Kazumoto” in “The last Samurai”.
As a choreographer he has directed lyric and prose operas for various directors: Mauro Bolognini, Andrea Camilleri, Giancarlo Cobelli, Glauco Mauri, Giuliano Montaldo, Luca Ronconi, Maurizio Scappano, Antonio Calenda e Renzo Giacchieri. He has played as an actor in more than 80 Italian movies and series and in more than 20 American/International movies and series. Within Italian filmography, he took part in: “Nirvana” (G. Salvatores), “Cristoforo Colombo” (A. Lattuada), “I Paladini” (G. Battiato), “Joan Lui” (A. Celentano), as protaganist in “Anche lei fumava il Sigaro” (A. Di Robilant), as a co-protagonist in “Last Food” (D. Cini), as a main character in “Tarda Estate” and “Terra” (M. De Angelis and A. Trapani). In addition, in the American/International filmography he has participated in “Life Acquatic” (Wes Anderson), “Push” (Puig MacGuigan), “The Way Back” (Peter Weir), “Wolverine Immortale” (James Mangold), “Grain” (Semih Kaplanouglu) and “Zooland 2″ (Ben Stiller). He has written several essays on Italian current affairs, Catholicism and Japanese historical mysteries for the monthly news magazine “Comeva” and “Ciao”. He also writes on the “International Theatre Institute” UNESCO, covering Italian theatrical topics.

 

choreography: Simona Bucci
performed by Hal Yamanouchi
stage and costumes: Simona Bucci
light designer: Gabriele Termine
organization: Marika Errigo
with the support of: MiBAC, dip. dello spettacolo dal Vivo; Regione Toscana
residency: Le Murate. Progetti Arte Contemporanea, Florence

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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