TV Broadcast of 「氷艶 hyoen 2017―破沙羅―」
[This is a TV Broadcast by NHK BS Premium. The discussion thread is here]
A special show featuring ice skating and kabuki! The performance is more than just a collaboration. Using a skating rink as a stage, it will be a show that’s never been seen before. Incorporating beautiful, graceful, and expressive movements that can only be realized on ice, the production expresses Japanese beauty in a marvelous way. Projection mapping will be used for the stage effects, and exciting flying scenes known as ‘chūnori’’ in kabuki will also be seen during the show!!
‘Basara’, the story that will be performed, is a new work written especially for this occasion. Famous heroes and villains from various kabuki plays will appear and, jumping across the borders of story and time, a battle against good and bad will break out on ice.
During the performance, kabuki actors will skate on ice, along with world class ice skaters!
Cast of Hyoen
Ichikawa Somegorō VII
Minamoto no Yoshitsune
Emiya Ichikawa II
Sarutahiko later Musashibō Benkei
Kikaku Nakamura II
Ninigi no Mikoto
Konohana no Sakuya
Ame no Uzume
(I am sorry i couldn't transliterate some of these names... And i'm sure some are not correct but it was hard! I tried