Michikazu Matsune
MITSOUKO & MITSUKO
Performance
Language: English, German and Japanese with German and English surtitles
Price: 20 Euro
Dates
07. Jun
Sunday
Time: 9pm
 
08. Jun
Monday
Time: 7pm
 
09. Jun
Tuesday
Time: 9pm
 
© Elsa Okazaki

    A French novel about the Russo-Japanese War. A Japanese actor who, in the silent movie era, became Hollywood’s sex symbol. The concomitance of ‘Japonism’ and ‘yellow peril’, of exoticism and resentment. The son of a Japanese woman and a diplomat of the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy and his book Pan Europa, published in 1923. A Jewish stage actress, celebrated in Vienna’s theatre world as National Socialism is on the rise. In his performance Mitsouko & Mitsuko, Japanese-born choreographer and performance artist Michikazu Matsune, who has now been living in Vienna for more than two decades, spans a narrative arc that encompasses history and fiction, individual biographies and the construction of cultural identities. A work that is as meticulous as it is playful. His exploration begins with two women and how their lives resonated beyond their deaths: Mitsouko Yorisaka, a character in a novel set against the backdrop of Japan’s modernisation in the late 19th century, and Mitsuko Coudenhove-Kalergi, who lived in Vienna in the early 20th century. Matsune’s performance retraces complex interpersonal entanglements against a vast global backdrop. Continuities and discontinuities emerge. History as an incomplete process.

    • Artistic Team

      Artistic Direction, Performance Michikazu Matsune Research, Artistic cooperation Miwa Negoro Visuals, Sound Adina Camhy, Camilo Latorre Management Franziska Schrammel

    • Production

      Production Verein Violet Lake Coproduction Wiener Festwochen Cooperation Goethe-Institut Tokyo, Teatro Nacional D. Maria II (Lisbon) With the support of Stadt Wien Kultur

      Premiere June 2020, Wiener Festwochen

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