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"Hej då Campanella!" inspired by a story 'Night On The Milky Way Train' by Kenji Miyazawa

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Photography Nelson Rodriquez-Smith

60 min. Multi Media Dance Performance

5th Dec. 2015
INKONST Malmö, Sweden

Rumiko Otsuka: Director / Choreographer / Dancer
Kunihiko Matsuo: Co-director, Scenographer / Audio & visual artist
Junji Koyanagi: Programing, Scenographer / Audio & visual artist
Elin Weileth: Composer / Dancer
Imre Zsibrik:Technick / Lighting Design
Chiara Pellizzer: Costume
Khosro Adibi / Khamlane Halsackda: Dramaturgy / Mentor
Hanna Falk: Producer

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Inspired by the book Night on the milky way train by the japanese authour Kenji Miyazawa coreographer Rumiko Otsuka makes her first full lenght performance adressing the question of self-sacrifice in realtion to happiness.
Hej då Campanella! is a Swedish/Japanese collaboration between choreographer Rumiko Otsuka and audio and visual artists Kunihiko Matsuo and juni Koyanagi.
The beloved japanese author Kenji Miazawa (d. 1933) is a representation of japanese traditions. As a devoted buddist self-sacrifice is a reoccuring theme in his litterary world and is also one of the hightest valued virtues in Japan. By investigating Miyazawas work Rumiko Otsuka explores our relation to self-sacrifice as a way to happiness.

Kenji Miyazawa
(1896-1933) is one of Japan' s most beloved writers and poets, known particularly for his sensitive and symbolist children' s fiction.
120 years ago the author Kenji Miyazawa was born in Hanamaki, the northern part of Japan, He was a teacher, an engineer and a philosopher.
He lived in an era when the treat of world war II was growing and he died at the early age of 37, in 1933.
Through his stories he reflected his experiences of life and the philosophies that he believed, greatly influenced by his sister' s death.
Night on the milky way train is a collection of journey' s. A child' s journey through life .... and death, symbolizing the path we all take and the choices we must make...

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