Art stations fundation - by Grażyna Kulczyk

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Pappa Tarahumara / Japonia Three Sisters performance

Hiroshi Koike with performers

If the person who likes the play came to see our Three Sisters, he would say "Is this really Chekhov's? That's ridiculous!" Exactly, I can say about this work "This is it!" and also "This is completely transformed from Chekhov's "The setting is my home town which is one local city in Showa period. (1955~1964) The admiration of communism still remained and the Social Democratic Party of Japan was rising up its popularity, but the Communist Party was not so weak in the era. This piece has these dispositions of area as a background. What is fascination of "Three Sister"? I don't write it here, but you can see the answer in our work. Just I want to say "Three Sisters" is ridiculous comedy, which pretended to be tragedy. However, it is also our daily life. Comedy and tragedy is inside and outside, and it makes you possible to see the fact from the various points of view. The voice, sound, movement, breath, woman, the woman who men see, the man who is watched by women, miserable, love of human beings and the unity of a sacred thing and a vulgar thing. I would be very happy if you would enjoy "Three Sisters"

"I have seen various productions of "Three Sistersv ever, but I’ve never seen such a performance gave me vivid and strong impact on me. It’s beyond Chekhov’s "Three Sisters", and reached universality as women in general.”

WATANABE Tamotsu, Drama critic.

"Such an erotic and destructive yet lovely stage produced in the world, not even Chekhov could have imagined it!"

MINATO Chihiro, Photographer/Art critic.

"Whether they were peeking up each other's skirts, erupting into giggles, singing complicated scat or stripping down to black-laced bodysuits, these three women seemed at first to have wandered a long way from Chekhov's play. But by the end of "Three Sisters,"...Japan's Pappa Tarahumara company had captured, through the intense, sometimes comic journey of three inspired performers, the essence of the original."

Mary Morfin Bayley, The Seattle Times (2007)

Pappa Tarahumarasince its foundation in 1982, the company Pappa Tarahumara has offered unique performances under the direction of Hiroshi Koike. Their work is characterized by its Asian sense of time and motion. Performers, stage objects, music, lighting, and costume all play equally important roles in their productions. It is when all these elements become one that the spectacle starts generating its own poetry. Pappa TARAHUMARA productions try to liberate themselves from meaning leaving audience members free to control their own imaginations.