Satoshi Miyagi

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Satoshi Miyagi (宮城聰, Miyagi Satoshi, February 9, 1959) is a Japanese Theatre Director, in Kanda, Tokyo. Miyagi studied aesthetics at Tokyo University. He had a strong interest in Rakugo Japanese comic talk since his teens. He was awarded the Theatre Pasta Theatre Awards in 2007 for his excellent work in theatre.[1]

Biography[edit]

In 1980, Miyagi created a performance group at university and started his career as a director and actor. In 1990, he founded a new theatre company, Ku Na’uka Theatre Company, in which two actors play one role.

In 1995, for the first edition of Theatre Olympics in Delphi, he presented Elektra with the Suzuki Company of Toga and Tadashi Suzuki. In 1996, the company ventured into the realm of Japanese classical theater. Tenshu-Monogatari, by Kyoka Izumi, was highly successful with audiences and toured many cities in Japan, India and Pakistan. Miyagi also presented Chushin-gura, originally written for Bunraku and Kabuki, for the 2nd edition of Theatre Olympics, held in Shizuoka.

Career[edit]

He is a member of group P4 of Japanese directors, (Yukikazu Kano, Oriza Hirata, Satoshi Miyagi, Masahiro Yasuda). As of 2011 he was the head of the International Department of Theater Interaction -Japan-, Secretary General of the BeSeTo (Beijing, Seoul, Tokyo) Theatre Festival, and the guest director of SPAC (Shizuoka Performing Arts Center ; managed by Tadashi Suzuki).

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Martin, Carol (March 23, 2003). "The Magic of Ancient Japan Onstage". New York Times.

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