UTSUYO KAKURYO: passing by the other shore Samurai Sword Soul
About the show
Samurai Sword Soul 10th Anniversary Performance is a mix of samurai drama, Bunraku-style puppetry, contemporary dance, video projection, and exciting samurai sword fighting. In this multimedia performance of spirits and characters, projections and puppets, ninjas and wanderers, the story unfolds with humor, love, revenge, and life-or-death decisions. In Japanese and English, with English subtitles projected.
Samurai Sword Soul is the only Japanese sword fighting theater company in New York. The company has been performing extensively for major festivals, events and TV shows since 2003, and is well-known for its exciting and elaborating fighting choreography.
Producer: Yoshi Amao
Director and Fighting Choreographer: Yoshihisa Kuwayama
Dance Choreographer: Takemi Kitamura
Video Designer: Hazuki Aikawa & Andrey Alistratov (Noka Productions)
Lighting Designer: Tsubasa Kamei
Sound Designer and Live Musician: Seiichiro Koizumi
Performers: Yoshi Amao, Yoshihisa Kuwayama, Takemi Kitamura, Koji Nishiyama, Harunobu Sugita, Akira Ito, Lisa Itabashi, Sachi Tanaka, Yu- Taniguchi, Umihei, Sandy Chase, Jiro Ueno, Asuka Morinaga, Shibata Mariko and Natsuko Hayashi
Photo by Motoyuki Ishibashi.