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Mesukazan Vol.II
“Sora no Ao—Le Blue du Ciel”

1976

Photo: unknown

Info

Date
1976/11/17-20
Activities
Production, Choreography
City
Tokyo
Country
Japan
Venue
Yotsuya Auditorium
Organizer
Kaio Planning
Organizer
Mesukazan Vol.II
Performers
Compaigne Ariadone (Carlotta ikeda, Missel Hanaoka, Kazuko Takato, Hiroko Marukane, Yuko Watanabe, Yoko Makita, Chiyo Niimura, etc.)
Production
Kaiou Planning/Sumera Dancers Project
Direction
Ko Murobushi
Choreography
Dairakudakan (Akaji Maro,Ko Murobushi, Ushio Amagatsu,Tetsuro Tamura)

Description

The title comes from George Bataille’s arousing novel.

The work (Note: by Ariadone no Kai) was different from Rakuda (*Dairakudakan). It was show-like and tried to have an element of cabaret to it. Hijikata’s works were also cabaret. If I had to say, rather than Tohoku kabuki, it would be better to call it “the Takarazuka of darkness.” Ariadone no Kai had girls dancing the can-can to the “Orphée aux enfers” tune. We performed a work called “Mesukazan” as a series. Hijikata also came to see and said it was interesting. We had an energy. You can see an abundance of naked bodies of girls. That is not to say the nakedness was the selling point, but I’m quite coercive, so I sold this to sports newspapers and weekly publications. At the time “underground” was popular, so they came to cover our performances and there were a lot of people in the audience.

Talk with Murobushi

One of them was Tamori, for example.
(Y.O)

translation
Vinci Ting

Photo

Document

001 Flyer
002 Flyer
003 Invitation letter
004 Ticket

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