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La Esperanza / Takarazuka's Dancing Dreams




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English Title: La Esperanza: Dreams Will be Fulfilled One Day / Takarazuka's Dancing Dreams
Japanese Title: ラ・エスペランサ -いつか叶う- / TAKARAZUKA舞夢!
Romanized Title: Ra Esuperansa - Itsuka Kanau - / Takarazuka Maimu!

Troupe: Flower
Year: 2004
Performances: Grand Theater, 8/13 - 9/27; Tokyo Theater, 10/16 - 11/21
Shinjin Kouen Performances: Grand Theater, 8/31; Tokyo Theater, 10/26

La Esperanza:

Author/Director: Masatsuka Haruhiko
Music Composed/Adapted By: Takahashi Kuni, Tama Shouichi, Aoki Tomoko
Choreography: Iga Yuuko, Hirasawa Satoshi
Conductor (Takarazuka): Okada Yoshiki
Conductor (Tokyo):
Shinjin Kouen Director: Inaba Daichi

Takarazuka's Dancing Dreams:

Author / Director: Fujii Daisuke
Music Composed/Adapted By: Takahashi Kuni, Yoshiki Hayashi, Aoki Tomoko, Oota Takeshi
Choreography: Hayama Kiyomi, Miori Yumino, ANJU, Wakao Risa, Asai Midori

Available on DVD: Yes (release date 11/5/04) & VHS
DVD Scene/Music Cut: Yes
In Takarazuka's Dancing Dreams: The vocals were cut from scene 18 (The Trojan War).

Cast

RoleCastShinko Cast
Carlos (Young man aiming at becoming a top tango dancer)Haruno Sumire Misuzu Aki
Mirva (Young woman wishing to become a painter)Fuzuki Miyo Toono Asuka
Benito (Carlos's rival in dance)Mizu Natsuki Mochizuki Rise
Fabiel (Proprietor of a club and Frasquita's patron)Kiriya Hiromu Kiryuu Sonoka
Michael Goldberg (Former popular movie actor) Misa Noeru Mineki Ayato
Gomez (Authority in the world of fine art)Natsumi You Taka Reira
Arine (Gomez's wife)Rika Masumi Hanagiri Wakana
Juan (Page of a hotel, learning how to dance the tango from Carlos) Ayabuki Mao Ougi Megumu
Tom (Director of documentary films) Ranju Tomu Nozomi Fuuto
Angel (Policeman)Aine Harei Hinata San
Pepe (Secretary) Aine Harei Mineno Kazuma
Frasquita (Carlos's dancing partner)Toono Asuka Kashiro Kiho
Guillermo (preschool principal) Yabuki Shou Shihou Nanami
BlancaShou Tsukasa Sakura Ichika
ChiefOotomo Reika Asaka Manato
JulioOotomo Reika Yuugiri Rai
Alonso (Carlos's brother) Takashou Mizuki Chihiro Yuu
Lucas (police officer) Masaoka Nao Seiki Hanna
Fernandez Masaoka Nao Shiyou Rene
ElenaSuzukake Miyuki Maishiro Nodoka
MirriamSuzukake Miyuki Hanano Juria
EnriqueMayuzuki Kou Tsukiji Kanade
HilbertYuuma Rin Natsuzora Momomi
Ines (Benito's partner)Sakura Ichika Nanase Kira
Tracy (reporter)Kashiro Kiho Sakurano Ayane
EdwardMisuzu Aki Amamiya Nao
DoctorMisuzu Aki Tsukio Kazusa


Other Cast: Utahana Yumi, Eri Chiaki, Nazuki Mika, Kasumi Fuuka, Ayakaze Ran, Tachibana Riya, Mizuki Mai, Hanaki Yuina, Suzuha Ranno, Shima Arata, Hanagata Hikaru, Tama Mayura, Maina Rion, Hatsuhime Saaya, Hinata San, Shiou Miyabi, Kayou Kirari, Aizumi Moeri, Yuuzumi Shun, Shizuka China, Seika Mai, Tonan Sakira, Hanasaki Ririka, Hanazuki Yuma, Miono Seira, Amon Machi, Uraki Hiroto, Hatsuki Yoshiya, Koko Maria, Mebuki Yukina, Ayashiro Rea, Yuuna Hayaki, Saezuki Runa, Kouga Asahi, Seto Kazuya, Umesaki Ibu, Ryou Kagura, Natsushiro Ranka, Hitomi Yuyu


Summary


WARNING!! MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS!!


Mitsui-Sumitomo VISA Theater

Musical Roman

La Esperanza

-Dreams will be fulfilled one day-


In Buenos Aires, Argentina, director of documentary films Tom and reporter Tracy are interviewing former movie star Michael Goldberg in front of a nightclub. Goldberg tells them the reason why he left Hollywood for Buenos Aires where he has been staying since: he is eager to make a film starring Carlos and other tango dancers.

Carlos wishes to become a top tango dancer. He partners up with Frasquita and his goal is to win the contest. A young woman named Mirva drops in to the nightclub where Carlos is working. She is learning painting under Gomez, an authority in the world of art. Mirva hopes to become a painter and win a prize in a contest. Carlos and Mirva find out that they share the same dream. They both have an affinity to see penguins freely living in nature. They promise to go and see penguins together if they win their respective contests which are to be held a few weeks later.

Fabiel, the proprietor of the nightclub where Carlos works, owns various businesses and aids dancers until they find their success. He has been in love with Frasquita for a long time. One day when Frasquita is looking for Carlos, Fabiel offers her a lift home but gets a flat refusal. She thinks of Carlos more than just a simple dance partner. Carlos is then seeing his elder brother Alonzo who is telling Carlos that he is going on a journey. Frasquita walks in, immediately followed by strange men at her heels. Alonzo and the three men start shooting at each other. Frasquita is so badly wounded by a stray bullet that she is not only unable to take part in the coming contest but is also obliged to give up the idea of becoming a professional dancer. Informed of the accident, Fabiel fires Carlos and asks him to take her along with him as far away as possible and to stay out of sight of Fabiel's gang.

Gomez severely criticizes the work which Mirva is thinking of entering in the contest. However, art dealers and art critics who call on Gomez are loud in praise of Mirva's work as they take it for Gomez's new work. Seeing this, Gomez's wife Arine orders Mirva to make rough sketches for Gomez. Mirva, as a matter of course, cannot be convinced to do so and makes the decision to leave Gomez.

Both Mirva and Carlos were, as a matter of fact, frustrated halfway in their schemes. Neither could reach their goal of winning their respective contest. Nonetheless, Mirva comes to the cafe where penguins can be observed. This is the day and the place she had promised to meet Carlos again. Carlos also turns up. Both are curious to know the results of the other and shyly show up. Consequently, in spite of their results, they decide to start a new life together.

One day, Benito who had been Carlos's rival in dance stays at the hotel where Carlos works as a page. Carlos tells Benito who cares about him, how he is gets along by teaching the tango to Juan, a young man working in the same hotel. He also reveals his resolution to only dance for his pleasure and not as a professional dancer. Mirva has found a job in maintenance at an amusement park and is devotedly painting pictures on signboards. Her pictures are quite popular with children. Mirva and Carlos who started a new life together encouraging each other seem to have found new ambitions and joy. And in the natural course of things, they have become indispensable to one another.

One year later, Juan participates in a dance contest on Carlos's suggestion. He wins his way up to the final match, when he suddenly breaks down because of an old cardiac complaint. Juan who adores Carlos begs him to dance in his place in the final selection. Carlos goes to the final selection wearing a hat that is so deep that it hides his identity. He is not really convinced he can succeed.


(script translation)


Mitsui-Sumitomo VISA Theater

Revue Fantasia

Takarazuka's Dancing Dream!


Introduction : Chaos

While there is complete nothingness, the goddess of earth Gaea and the god of sky Uranus appear and are attracted to each other. When they unite, Creation starts and the world bursts forth.

Gaea - Maishiro Nodoka
Uranus - Kiryuu Sonoka


Scene 1 : The Beginning of the World

A crowd of Olympian gods and goddesses dance praying for the beginning of a new world under the starry, crimson, thundering sky.

Gaea - Maishiro Nodoka
Uranus - Kiryuu Sonoka


Scene 2,3 : Zeus Is Born

The prayer of the Olympians materializes. As a temple of splendor appears, the supreme god Zeus is born. Zeus sings powerfully and emotionally his hope and joy of the world that is beginning.

Zeus - Haruno Sumire


Scene 3 : Zeus Is Born

All the gods and goddesses sing and dance celebrating the birth of Zeus. Zeus's brothers, the god of hell Hades, the god of the sea Poseidon, and the prettiest, wisest, noblest goddess of marriage Hera are among them.

Zeus - Haruno Sumire
Hera - Fuzuki Miyo
Hades - Mizu Natsuki
Poseidon - Kiriya Hiromu


Scene 4 : Olympus

Now that the world is in existence, the joy of the Olympians climaxes.

Zeus - Haruno Sumire
Hera - Fuzuki Miyo
Hades - Mizu Natsuki
Poseidon - Kiriya Hiromu


Scene 5 : The Goddess of Love Aphrodite

Standing on a shell, the goddess of love Aphrodite sings with her son Eros and some pretty nymphs sing, "I sow this world with love."

Aphrodite - Toono Asuka


Scene 6 : Zeus Falls In Love.

The marriage ceremony of Zeus and Hera proceeds in front of a portrait of Zeus. Hermes and cupids honour them.

Zeus - Haruno Sumire
Hera - Fuzuki Miyo
Hermes - Ayabuki Mao
Aphrodite - Toono Asuka
Eros - Sakura Ichika


Scene 7 : Zeus Falls In Love.

Eros shoots Zeus with an arrow. Women show up one after another before Zeus and seduce him. Zeus cannot help being attracted by them.

Zeus - Haruno Sumire
Hera - Fuzuki Miyo
Hermes - Ayabuki Mao
Aphrodite - Toono Asuka
Eros - Sakura Ichika
The Third Woman Io - Takashou Mizuki
The First Woman Semele - Suzukake Miyuki
The Sixth Woman Antiope - Masaoka Nao
The Fifth Woman Danae - Mayuzuki Kou
The Second Woman Europa - Kasumi Fuuka
The Fourth Woman Leda - Ayakaze Ran
The Seventh Cute Boy Ganymede - Aine Harei


Scene 8 : Zeus Falls In Love.

The women and goddesses all dance in disorder in quest of Zeus's love. Hera grows so jealous that she opens Pandora's forbidden box.

Zeus - Haruno Sumire
Hera - Fuzuki Miyo
Hermes - Ayabuki Mao
Aphrodite - Toono Asuka
Eros - Sakura Ichika


Scene 9 : Pandora's Box

Surrounded by smoke, the extremely beautiful woman Pandora comes out of the box. She sings while she bewitchingly dances and captivates men all over the world.

Pandora - Kiriya Hiromu


Scene 10 : Narcissus

A devilishly good-looking young man Narcissus plays with nymphs by a beautiful lake deep in the woods. He falls in love with his reflection in the mirror and goes into it.

Narcissus - Mizu Natsuki
Narcissus Reflection - Ranju Tomu

Scene 11 : Hera

Hera sings out that "man is after all a beast" and goes on a journey to console her broken heart.

Hera - Fuzuki Miyo

Scene 12-14 : Men and Women - Revue

Three door boys sing before the entrance of a stag club where gods gather. Zeus, Hades and Poseidon come in to have a drink.

Zeus - Haruno Sumire
Hades - Mizu Natsuki
Poseidon - Kiriya Hiromu
Aepallirus (haughty employees) - Aine Harei, Misuzu Aki, Hanagata Hikaru


Scene 13 : Men and Women - Revue

Zeus, Hades and Poseidon each sings about his ideal woman. The ideal women appear and seduce them. When they get sober, the women disappear. Left behind, Zeus and his brothers chase the women dancing as though they were competing with each other.

Zeus - Haruno Sumire
Hades - Mizu Natsuki
Poseidon - Kiriya Hiromu
Idaniko (ideal woman) 2 - Suzukake Miyuki
Idaniko (ideal woman) 3 - Hanano Juria
Idaniko (ideal woman) 1 - Kashiro Kiho


Scene 14 : Men and Women - Revue

A number of gods join Zeus and his brothers and compete for the best diamond (woman). Shortly after, Zeus goes up to his zenith.

Zeus - Haruno Sumire
Hades - Mizu Natsuki
Poseidon - Kiriya Hiromu
Oreios (good-looking man) A (singer) - Yabuki Shou, Ayabuki Mao


Scene 15 : Ladies' Olympics

Hercules who looks like a sacred torch relay runner shows up. As soon as he sings, "May men be strong", a troop of pretty women with well-trained bodies come in and execute a chorus line.

Hercules - Ranju Tomu


Scene 16 : Paris' Judgment

Zeus sings the beginning of a tragedy. The goddess of jealousy Hera, the goddess of wisdom Athena, and the goddess of love Aphrodite each pretend to be the best. Zeus at a loss charges the Trojan Prince Paris to judge. Aphrodite offers Paris the Spartan princess Helen in exchange for his choosing her as the best. Paris is so attracted to Helen that he judges Aphrodite to be the best. The fury of Hera and Athena causes the Trojan War.

Zeus - Haruno Sumire
Hera - Fuzuki Miyo
Athena - Sho Tsukasa
Paris - Ayabuki Mao
Aphrodite - Toono Asuka
Eros - Sakura Ichika
Helen - Sakurano Ayane


Scene 17 : The Trojan War

The two parties fight each other in the Trojan War. This develops in the form of a dance competition with music played on the zither. Zeus plays the part of a narrator singing about the development. Hector and Paris lead the Trojans while Achilles heads the Greeks.

Zeus - Haruno Sumire
Hera - Fuzuki Miyo
Hector - Mizu Natsuki
Achilles - Kiriya Hiromu


Scene 18 : The Trojan War

Hera tempts Hector in the disguise of a nightwalker (Nifta). As soon as the Trojans fall unwary, an army of Greeks rushes out to attack them, and the Greeks finally prevail over the Trojans.

Zeus - Haruno Sumire
Hera (Nifta) - Fuzuki Miyo
Hector - Mizu Natsuki
Achilles - Kiriya Hiromu


Scene 19 : Zeus's Tears

The Trojan War has ended. Zeus stands alone in his ruined temple. He questions the meaning of life and the continuity of the world. For the first time, he gets impatient at being incapable of doing anything and feels defeated.

Zeus - Haruno Sumire


Scene 20 : Zeus's Tears

Hearing Zeus's singing, Sphythmo (teardrop) enter and dance.

Zeus - Haruno Sumire
Sphythmo Man A - Mizu Natsuki, Kiriya Hiromu


Scene 21,22 : A New World

The greens sprout out of the ruined temple. They are in shapes of human beings that are being born again and again.

Zeus - Haruno Sumire
Bleuastelli man A - Ayabuki Mao, Ranju Tomu
Bleuastelli woman A Toono Asuka


Scene 21,22 : A New World

As Zeus's tears fall on the earth, the magnificent temple reappears. Zeus has beautifully recovered. Recovered gods and goddesses with Zeus at their center powerfully sing in chorus praying for eternal peace in the new world.

Zeus - Haruno Sumire
Bleuastelli man A - Ayabuki Mao, Ranju Tomu
Bleuastelli woman A Toono Asuka


Scene 23 : Classical Dream

The Grand Staircase leading toward the heavens appear. Zeus and Hera perform a gorgeous duet. Then, Zeus, Hades and Poseidon nobly and valiantly dance.

Zeus - Haruno Sumire
Hera - Fuzuki Miyo
Hades - Mizu Natsuki
Poseidon - Kiriya Hiromu


Scene 24 : Olympus

The beautiful gods and goddesses parade around while praying for eternal peace in the world.

Zeus - Haruno Sumire
Hera - Fuzuki Miyo
Hades - Mizu Natsuki
Poseidon - Kiriya Hiromu
Bleuastelli man A - Ayabuki Mao, Ranju Tomu
Bleuastelli woman A Toono Asuka

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